Investigation underway after massive fire destroys south Charlotte home
When they arrived, firefighters said there was heavy smoke and fire showing.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – An investigation continues to determine the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a house in south Charlotte early Wednesday morning.
According to the Charlotte Fire Department, firefighters were called to the house fire on Masters Court. That is along the Carmel Country Club and in the area of the Charlotte County Day School.
When they arrived, crews said there was heavy smoke and fire showing. Shortly before 7 a.m., the home was a total loss after being completely engulfed by flames.
A neighbor said he called 911 around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday after seeing smoke and flames.
According to neighbors, this was a new build and had been under construction for two-and-a-half years. The owners were putting the final touches on the property and were scheduled to move in later this month.
One neighbor said the family has middle to high-school-aged children and that they are very kind. Residents added they are heartbroken for the family.
The silver lining is that no one was home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.
The Charlotte Fire Arson Unit was on the scene throughout the day Wednesday. An investigator said when there’s a fire of this magnitude, it’s standard protocol for the arson unit to respond.
When it comes to how the fire got so big so quickly, the investigator said if he had to guess, he imagines the fire may have been burning for some time before it was noticed.
There’s been no official damage estimate yet, but WBTV confirmed the home was valued at several million dollars.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Download the free WBTV News app for the latest information as it comes in.
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