Charlotte firefighters responded to an early morning condo blaze Monday in southeast Charlotte, Capt. Rob Brisley said.
The fire began about 5:40 a.m. in the end unit of a two-story condominium at 1626 Village Lake Drive, near the intersection of Monroe Road.
The owner was not home when the fire started, said Brisley, who added that no one was injured in the fire.
Three other families were temporarily evacuated as 27 firefighters worked to stop the fire and contain it to just one unit.
By 8 a.m., the three families were able to return to their homes with no damage.
Village Lake Drive, which fire officials had temporarily closed, was open by 7 a.m..
The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental, Brisley said.
He estimates fire damages to be about $50,000.
Check here for updates on this incident throughout the morning.
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