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Passerby saves two from north Raleigh house fire

Posted September 18, 2010 7:51 a.m. EDT
Updated September 18, 2010 4:28 p.m. EDT

— A north Raleigh home was severely damaged in a two-alarm fire that burned for more than an hour early Saturday before firefighters could bring it under control.

A passerby saw flames coming from the house and heard smoke detectors going off at 9216 Leslieshire Drive around 4:20 a.m., said Lt. Adam Stanley, an investigator with the Raleigh Fire Department.

The passerby knocked on the door and alerted two people inside the house to the fire, then called 911, Stanley said.

Firefighters said that flames were pouring out of a second-floor window above a garage when they arrived. Approximately 50 firefighters labored to bring the blaze under control by shortly before 5:30 a.m.

The incident report states that about 75 percent of the house was damaged, rendering it uninhabitable. Three people were displaced.

No injuries were reported.

Stanley said that the fire does not look suspicious, although the cause remains under investigation. The fire started in an attic above the garage, he said.