Large fire severely damages three-story home in Lincoln County

Published: Nov. 27, 2017 at 12:27 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2017 at 7:53 AM EST
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DENVER, NC (WBTV) - No one was hurt when a large fire broke out at a three-story lake front home in Lincoln County Sunday night.

According to fire officials, the incident happened in the 4600 block of Lake Shore Road North in Denver, NC. Firefighters with the Denver Fire Department were called to the fire around 6:22 p.m.

When crews arrived, the fire could be seen coming from the basement, the main floor and the roof.

No one was home when the house caught fire but a neighbor called it in. The fire reportedly caused catastrophic damage to the home with very little salvageable. The second floor of the home collapsed into the first floor.

Fire departments from surrounding counties responded to help contain the fire. A Cornelius fire boat helped extinguish the fire from the lake behind the house.

Crews say 40 firefighters worked for over four and a half hours trying to control the blaze and extinguish hot spots. There was no threat to other homes in the area.

Firefighters have not said what caused the fire.

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