3-year-old credited with alerting family to house fire - | WBTV Charlotte

3-year-old credited with alerting family to house fire

(Nick Bunting | WBTV) (Nick Bunting | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Three people and three dogs were able to escape a house fire that broke out at an east Charlotte home Friday morning. 

The Charlotte Fire Department says family members are crediting their 3-year-old who woke them up to the fire on Seaforth Drive. 

Firefighters reported heavy flames showing on social media just after 5:20 a.m. as they arrived on scene. 

It took 28 firefighters around 20 minutes to control the fire. 

Fire investigators are currently trying to pinpoint a cause of the fire.

The fire department also told WBTV a cat was found dead inside the home. 

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