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Log rolls out of fireplace, sets house on fire, officials say

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GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) -

An early morning house fire started when a burning log rolled out of a fireplace, firefighters say.

The incident was reported at 1:54 a.m. Friday at 1848 Haynes Avenue, according to the Gastonia Fire Department.

Firefighters had to battle the blaze that set the living room floor on fire. The fire spread under the flooring and reached the walls, traveling into the attic.

The family was able to escape with no injuries, firefighters said.

Damage to the home is estimated at $40,000.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced family.

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