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Fire at rental house displaces four

Posted February 14, 2010 7:52 a.m. EST
Updated February 14, 2010 3:40 p.m. EST

— An accidental cooking fire injured a woman and damaged nearly half of a rental house on Pittsford Road Saturday afternoon, according to the Raleigh Fire Department.

Heavy smoke was coming from the one-story, brick ranch home at 4212 Pittsford Road when firefighters arrived shortly after noon, the incident report says. Approximately 20 firefighters brought the blaze under control in about a half-hour.

Fire investigator Lt. Grant Williams said that a woman in her early 30s suffered minor, first-degree burns on her hand. She was treated at WakeMed.

A man in his early 30s was also transported to WakeMed as a precaution, Williams said.

The fire damaged 45 percent of the house and displaced four people who lived there, according to the report.