Durham firefighters responded to a residential fire early Wednesday that displaced four people and is being investigated as a possible case of arson.
Firefighters responded at 2:35 a.m. to a structure fire at 800 Carpenter Fletcher Road, according to Chris Iannuzzi, deputy chief of the Durham Fire Department. On arrival, firefighters reported a single-story residential structure with fire visible from the garage. The fire destroyed a vehicle and the garage. It also extended to the attic, where heavy fire damage was incurred. There was moderate smoke and heat damage throughout the living space of the home.
The fire was under control in about 10 minutes. There were no injuries, but four people living in the home were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
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The cause of the fire was incendiary, Iannuzzi said, and is being investigated as arson.
Twenty-seven firefighters responded to the call and were on the scene for one and a half hours.