$200k in damage reported after house fire in east Charlotte

$200k in damage reported after house fire in east Charlotte
WBTV’s Sky 3 was on scene and captured images of heavy smoke around the home. (Source: Sky 3 | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Officials say the Red Cross is assisting four adults after crews battled a large fire at a house in east Charlotte Friday afternoon.

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the incident happened at a two-story home on Galway Drive. Heavy smoke and fire was reportedly showing from the home around 5 p.m.

Officials say one person was home when the fire started, but no one was hurt.

WBTV’s Sky 3 was on scene and captured images of heavy smoke around the home. Officials said 31 firefighters controlled the house fire in 20 minutes.

Officials say the fire started in the area of the exterior enclosed porch.

The house is heavily damaged inside and out. Damage estimates are $200,000.

There’s no word on the cause. The fire remains under investigation and no further information was released.

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