Smoking in bed causes house fire off Lawyer's Road

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A family of five is staying with friends after their home caught fire early Saturday morning.

Firefighters were called to Tritton Place off Lawyer's Road around 1:00 a.m.
Investigators believe someone fell asleep with a lit cigarette.
A family member smelled smoke and alerted the rest of the family. Everyone got out safely.
A CFD spokesman says the fire was confined to one bedroom where the fire started.
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