Raleigh, N.C. — Unattended cooking started a fire that heavily damaged a two-story town house in Raleigh early Thursday, authorities said.
Raleigh firefighters responded to the blaze at 5031 Avenida Del Sol Drive about 3:40 a.m. and found flames on the first floor, extending to the upstairs bedrooms. One person was in the home at the time but escaped unharmed.
About 25 firefighters took about 35 minutes to get the blaze under control. Authorities said about 75 percent of the home was damaged.