Firefighters battle blaze at east Charlotte residence

Firefighters battle blaze at east Charlotte residence
(Dakota, Michael)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Fire worked to put out a blaze on Tuesday afternoon that damaged a home near the Plaza Midwood community.

The fire was reported at a single-story home on Blackwood Avenue off of Eastway Drive and The Plaza around 4:00 p.m. 23 firefighters continued working to put out the fire until it was under control about twenty minutes after the incident began.

No injuries were reported upon an initial check of the residence and the fire is now under investigation with Charlotte Fire.

An initial investigation ruled the fire accidental and determined that it was likely caused by ‘improperly discarded smoking material’. An estimated property loss of $10k was assessed at that time.

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