Two firefighters hurt battling house fire early Tuesday morning

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two firefighters injured battling early morning house fire in south Charlotte.

The first crews that arrived on scene at the house tucked off in the woods reported heavy smoke and fire showing.

The building appeared to be an old abandoned apartment, but crews have not said exactly what the structure was used for.

Around a quarter of a mile of South Boulevard was closed down to traffic while emergency responders worked feverishly to drag hose lines to the house on Wisteria Drive.

Two firefighters were transported according to Medics on the scene.  Officials said they were treated for possible heat related injuries. The flames were knocked down within a half an hour.

The cause of the fire isn't known, however arson investigators arrived on the scene as activity was in full swing.

The flames left the building badly scarred.  There also appeared to be a "for sale" sign in the front yard.

At this time, South Boulevard is back open to traffic.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.

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