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No injuries in Huntersville house fire

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    - Huntersville Fire Department, via Facebook
    A Huntersville firefighter salvages a baseball card collection from the second floor of a house that caught fire early Tuesday. No injuries were reported. (Huntersville Fire Department Facebook photo.)
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    - Huntersville Fire Department, via Facebook
    Firefighters found this home on McDiarmid Lane fully involved in flames when they arrived early Tuesday. (Huntersville Fire Department Facebook photo.)

A family of three escaped unharmed overnight when fire struck their home in Huntersville, fire officials say.

The blaze was reported about 1 a.m. at a home on McDiarmid Lane, in the Wynfield neighborhood. That is near Stumptown and Ranson roads, west of Interstate 77.

Firefighters had to deal with temperatures in the teens as they battled the blaze, which apparently destroyed the home.

Bill Suthard, a spokesman for the Huntersville Fire Department, said first-responders found the residence fully involved in flames when they arrived. Suthard said firefighters’ equipment quickly became covered with ice as they poured water on the burning house.

“Some neighbors brought us coffee,” Suthard said.

He said crews were able to prevent the blaze from damaging neighboring houses. Investigators will be looking Tuesday to determine a cause.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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