Family of 10 taken to hospital after house fire in east Charlotte

Family of ten injured in house fire

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Ten people were taken to the hospital after a house fire in east Charlotte early Friday morning.

The fire started at a house on Manchester Lane around 4:30 a.m. Charlotte Fire Department says ten people were treated by medical staff for injures related to the fire. Sources at the scene said a husband and wife, their three children, the husband’s sister-in-law, her three children, and a family friend were all inside at the time of the fire.

There is no word on the extent of the injuries or the victims’ current conditions. No names or ages have been released.

The Red Cross is assisting the family.

Several firetrucks could be seen outside of the home assisting with extinguishing the fire, which was put out in about 15 minutes.

Investigators say the fire was determined to be an accident that originated in the kitchen. Damages are estimated to be about $45,000.

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