Alert neighbors notified a Valley Street family in Statesville to the fact that their house was on fire last night, allowing them to escape without injury. This around 10:30.
According to an e-mail from Deputy Fire Chief Gary Styers, all four Statesville engines, the ladder truck and Battalion Chief responded along with Iredell EMS.
County volunteer departments were placed on standby until off-duty personnel could report back to work. It took crews about fifteen minutes to extinguish the fire.
Damages are said to be in excess of $100,0000. The cause remains under investigation.