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W.T. Harris Boulevard closed in southeast Charlotte as crews battle house fire

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A portion of W.T. Harris Boulevard was closed Thursday afternoon as crews battled a house fire in southeast Charlotte.

The fire was reported in the 9700 block of East W.T. Harris Boulevard shortly after 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Fire officials tweeted.

No one was injured, and the fire was controlled in 16 minutes, officials said.

Observer news partner WBTV reported the home was vacant.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

LaVendrick Smith: @LaVendrickS