Charlotte firefighters battle early morning home blaze

Firefighters responded to a house fire early Sunday in east Charlotte, Charlotte Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore said.

Authorities received a call for service at 2:01 a.m. at a home near Pinecrest Avenue and Woodland Drive. Gilmore described it as a heavy fire with smoke showing.

It took 23 firefighters 18 minutes to bring the fire under control, Gilmore said. No injuries were reported. Elisabeth Arriero