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Blaze heavily damages Chapel Hill home

Posted September 17, 2012

— No one was injured in a fire that heavily damaged a Chapel Hill home Sunday night, authorities said.

The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to the emergency call at 164 Kingston Drive about 9:45 p.m. and discovered heavy smoke and flames coming from the home.

Two residents and a dog escaped before emergency crews arrived, Assistant Fire Marshal Darryl Rimmer said. One of the residents reported a minor burn on his shoulder but refused medical attention.

The blaze caused $110,000 in damage to the structure and contents of the home, Rimmer said. The cause remains under investigation.

Orange County Emergency Services, South Orange Rescue Squad, Chapel Hill police and the Red Cross also responded to the scene.


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  • Desiderata Sep 17, 2012

    Lucky home owners that they got out , with their pet. Hope all is replaced/restored in the future.

  • Scubagirl Sep 17, 2012

    Glad they all got out OK, and that the damage was no more than it was.