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Furnace starts house fire in Burke Co., investigators say

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HILDEBRAN, NC (WBTV) -

Investigators in Burke County say a furnace is to blame for a house fire in Burke County Monday morning.

The incident occurred at a home in the George Hildebran community.

Firefighters say a man on the furnace before left for work Monday morning.

His wife woke up to the smoke detector going off and was able to escape from the home.

Firefighters arrived to find a smoke filled home.

Damage to the home was extensive and the family is staying with friends.

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