Officials are investigating what caused a fire at a Greenville home that displaced a family of seven people.
The home on Jones Street was destroyed Friday. Greenville Fire Rescue tells WITN a fire started in the bedroom just after 5:30 p.m. And heavy flames and smoke were coming from the house when they arrived on scene. Fortunately, no one was injured. We spoke with Captain Wayne Harris.
"Five of them were in there at the time, and they all escaped. They saw smoke, saw the fire. They attempted to put it out with a fire extinguisher but it didn't work so they left the house and called 911," said Harris.
The family did not want to comment about the loss of their home. They are receiving help from the Red Cross. Captain Harris says the house is a total loss, and while the cause is unknown, at this time they are not investigating the fire as arson.
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