Firefighters extinguish large house fire in north Charlotte

The blaze broke out on Keswick Avenue on Thursday morning.
Firefighters are battling a house fire in east Charlotte on Thursday morning.
Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 4:49 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 10:06 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Firefighters were called out to a large fire in north Charlotte on Thursday morning.

The blaze broke out on Keswick Avenue, between North Tryon and North Graham streets, sometime before 4 a.m., the Charlotte Fire Department said.

Once at the scene, firefighters were met with large flames throughout the home.

Firefighters said the house was under construction when the fire began.

Residents of an adjacent home had to be evacuated while firefighters battled the blaze.

Officials said no injuries were reported and that the fire is under investigation.

It is unclear what caused the fire.

This was the first of two house fires to break out in Charlotte early Thursday morning.

Around 5:30 a.m., firefighters extinguished a large fire at a vacant house at the corner of Paul Buck Boulevard and Chipley Avenue, behind the Bojangles Coliseum, in east Charlotte.

Charlotte Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore said they are waiting on fire investigators to determine the cause and see if they are related.

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