Wendell, N.C. — A large fire broke out in the basement of a Wendell home Wednesday night, sending three people to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to the Wendell Fire Department.
The blaze worked its way up into the main floor of the house, on Morphus Bridge Road, prompting the occupants to call authorities around 10:30 p.m.
All four people inside got out safely. The three that were hospitalized are expected to recover fully.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.