Large house fire displaces north Charlotte family

A family was displaced by a damaging house fire on Thursday. 

Charlotte Fire was called to a home in the 4800 block of Thornwood Road for a structure fire. More than 20 firefighters responded and the flames were controlled within 12 minutes. 

The Charlotte Fire taskforce determined the fire was accidental, caused by an electrical problem in the house. The home suffered an estimated $35,000 worth of damage. 

 

4800 block of Thornwood Rd; 23 firefighters controlled fire in 12 minutes; no injuries reported; fire under investigation. 4800 block of Thornwood Rd; CFD Investigations Task Force determined fire to be accidental due to electrical problem; @RedCross assisting displaced occupants; estimated loss $35k; working smoke alarms alerted occupants to the fire