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Man escapes burning home in Burke Co., smoke detector credited

MORGANTON, NC (WBTV) -

Firefighters in Burke County say a man escaped a house fire early Wednesday morning after a smoke detector alerted him to the fire.

The incident was reported around 6 a.m. at a home on Highway 18 near Johns River Loop, according to firefighters.

Fire investigators are in the early stages of the investigation but say it appears the fire started near an oil heater.

The house was completely destroyed.

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