Boger City firefighters battled a blaze overnight at a Lincolnton home where three people were staying, Assistant Chief Bryan Lynch said.
The call for service came in about 3:16 a.m. Monday for a home fire in the 2900 block of East N.C. 150, he said.
When firefighters arrived, three adults (two of whom live in the house) told them that they were awakened by smoke filling up in the living room area, said Lynch.
The fire marshal’s office is still investigating the cause of the incident, said Lynch. But he said preliminary indications are that the fire started near the chimney area and spread to the attic and the living room area.
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Ultimately, it took about 20 to 25 firefighters 30 minutes to control the fire, said Lynch.
Lynch said he doesn’t have a dollar figure estimate for damage but said, given that firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof, “it’s going to be a pretty high damage amount due to the extent of the fire in the attic and everything.”