Firefighters busy with 2 fires Friday afternoon

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Charlotte Fire Department and the Steele Creek VFD were busy responding to two house fires Friday afternoon.

The first fire started around 3 pm on Double Oaks Road just north of Center City Charlotte.

Fire officials said the fire was contained to the kitchen area.

The homeowner was awakened by a smoke detector and able to escape from the home safely.  The homeowner suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The second fire was reported around 3:20 pm on Beaman Avenue in the Steele Creek area of Mecklenburg County.

No injuries have been reported at the Beaman Avenue fire.

Watch WBTV News at 5pm or check back at for the latest details on both of these fires.