Firefighters rescue multiple children from North Carolina house fire

Published 9:39 am Saturday, July 24, 2021

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Six children were rescued from a North Carolina house fire that investigators blamed on a clothes dryer, firefighters said Friday.

The Charlotte Fire Department says the fire occurred at a two-story home north of downtown Charlotte, news outlets reported.

The department said one of the children and a firefighter had to be evaluated by county emergency medical personnel. In all, officials say three adults, nine children and some family pets were displaced.

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Investigators believe the fire started accidentally in a dryer. According to the fire department, the fire caused about $40,000 in damages.



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