A man escaped a south Charlotte house fire after awaking to the smell of smoke early Thursday.
The fire started at about 1:15 a.m. at the home in the 10000 block of Whitethorn Drive.
An electrical problem started the fire, according to the Charlotte Fire Department. The fire caused about $375,000 in damage and was ruled accidental.
When firefighters arrived, heavy fire was coming through the roof. It took 25 firefighters to put out the fire.
A firefighter suffered a minor injury but was checked out and is OK.
Officials said the home sustained heavy fire and water damage throughout.
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