Four Escape House Fire In Greenville

By: Carly Swain
By: Carly Swain

Firefighters said four people are safe Thursday morning after a fire broke out at their Greenville home.

Greenville Fire and Rescue Captain Greg Allen told WITN's Carly Swain his crew got the call to 1107 Cortland Road around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Firefighters said there were visible flames leaping from the rooftop of the single-story home when they pulled up.

Nearly an hour later, firefighters were still knocking out hot spots. Greenville Fire and Rescue had to extend their truck ladder so firefighters could reach the attic with axes and a chainsaw.

Captain Allen said it appears the fire originated in the attic, but they will have to wait until morning to do a complete investigation and find out what started the blaze.

Allen said Greenville Utilities arrived to cut off power to the home, as is standard procedure after a house fire.

The American Red Cross was called to help the four adults who were displaced during the overnight blaze.

Captain Allen said the attic had severe damage, but no word on how bad the interior of the home was.

There was not much visible damage from the outside of the home.

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