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Investigation says Greenville house fire accidental

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 11:13 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 5:03 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A fire that significantly damaged a Greenville home has been ruled an accident.

The fire started around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday on River Hill Drive.

Greenville Fire/Rescue says 28 firefighters brought the blaze under control in 15 minutes.

Investigators say the fire began in a trash can on the side of the porch. Inside the trash can they found thrown away smoking materials.

Four people who lived in the home along with a pet were displaced and received help from the American Red Cross.

The fire department said no one was injured.

Greenville house fire
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