House fire on Grafton Place in east Charlotte deemed accidental

Crews were called to the fire on Grafton Place shortly before 4:30 a.m.
Crews were called to the fire on Grafton Place shortly before 4:30 a.m.
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 5:08 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – One person was taken to the hospital following an early-morning house fire Tuesday in east Charlotte.

According to Charlotte Fire, crews were called to the fire on Grafton Place shortly before 4:30 a.m. That’s off Albemarle Road and between North Sharon Amity Road and Central Avenue.

Around 30 firefighters were able to control the fire in 20 minutes, officials say.

According to Medic, one person was taken emergency traffic to Atrium CMC Main.

Investigators said the fire was accidental and was caused by an electrical issue. They added that a cat died in the fire.

One person was displaced by and the Red Cross is assisting them with housing, according to Charlotte Fire. Officials estimate there was $35,000 in damage.

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