Firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire at an Eastover home Wednesday afternoon. The homeowner was about to go for a jog when she noticed smoke coming from her home in the 600 block of Museum Drive.
The fire started around 10 a.m. More than 35 firefighters responded to the call and there were a few tense moments as firefighters fought the flames.
Part of the attic pretty much exploded with fire as we had hoses in place, Captain Rob Brisley of the Charlotte Fire Department said.
Firefighters were forced back out of the house until they could put more water on the blaze and they were eventually able to contain it. Brisley said the firefighters protective equipment saved their lives.
The fire took about 45 minutes to contain despite the fact firefighters were on the scene within five minutes. Brisley said the homes construction slowed down their progress because they couldnt see the smoke or fire through the plaster walls.
The homeowners said they had been having electrical problems and Duke Power and some contractors had recently visited the home to try and get to the root of the problem. Captain Brisley said the CFD had also been at the house 48 hours before Wednesdays fire checking out an electrical problem.
Firefighters responded to a fire at this home on Museum Drive around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Well, that is going to be our first look, is to see if there were any utility problems. We have notified a city electrical inspector who is going to work side-by-side with the fire investigation task force, said Brisley.
He said the team would be able to determine the source of the fire but everything on the scene points to this being an accidental fire.
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Brisley also said that the house made it through relatively unscathed.
Well really for this large a home the damage is relatively minor and only to the roof and attic and some of the walls, so their personal belongings and a lot of their
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