'Through the ashes, there is hope': Family thanks crews after fire destroys Concord homes

'Through the ashes, there is hope': Family thanks crews after fire destroys Concord homes
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CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - Several families were forced out of their homes Monday after a fire broke out in a Concord neighborhood, spreading from home to home. One family is thanking firefighters for their efforts, regardless of items lost.

"Through the ashes, there is hope," Concord firefighters tweeted Tuesday, standing alongside a displaced family. The fire broke out at 9:55 a.m. at a home on Wilburn Park Lane, later spreading to neighboring homes.

Fire crews also managed to save the life of a baby bird.

Firefighters say the small bird's nest was among the rubble from the fire.

According to a report, when crews arrived on the scene the fire had consumed the first home and extended into a second home. Crews worked to extinguish the fire in the second home while cooling the house where the fire originated to stop any further extension of the fire.

No one was hurt in the fire.

Occupants of the two homes were displaced and are currently with family while the other three homes suffered minor to little heat and smoke damage.

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