House fire caused by faulty chimney

Written by Sean Corcoran

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A fire at a West Charlotte home was ruled accidental according to Charlotte Fire investigators.

The fire started just before 9:30 a.m. at a home along the 5800 block of Freedom Drive.

Investigators said the fire started in the chimney and spread into the attic and roof area of the home.

Damage to the home is estimated at $30,000.