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Flames destroy Raleigh house, displacing family

Posted February 18, 2012
Updated February 19, 2012

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— Fire engulfed a house on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh Saturday evening, displacing a couple and three children, police said.

No one was injured when flames erupted at 905 New Bern Avenue, near Idlewild Avenue, around 7 p.m., but the house was destroyed.

Lisa Finch said she, her children, all aged 3 and under, and her children's father have lived in the home for three years. They escaped out a back window. 

"My kids were playing in the front room and then there was smoke. We just grabbed the kids and left," she said. "We tried getting out the font door, but it wasn't possible."

The cause of the fire was under investigation, police said.

The Red Cross is putting up the displaced family in a hotel.

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  • stephaniesolomon19 Feb 21, 2012

    the couple that lived there are my cousins and we are all so thankful that they got out ok. we thank god for saving our family im so glad those kids are ok i dont know what we would have done if anything happened to either of them they are all so young it would have just been terrible.

  • shortcake53 Feb 20, 2012

    So glad everyone got out ok.