East Durham fire displaces 4 people, dog

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

Four people and a dog were burned out of their East Durham home Saturday afternoon, Durham fire officials said.

No one was hurt.

Battalion chief Dan Cremeans of the Durham Fire Department said firefighters were called to the single-family house at 209 S. Adams St., off Holloway Street, about 3:30 p.m.

Three adults, a child and a dog were outside when firefighters arrived, he said.

Cremeans said the fire, which extensively damaged the house, apparently started in the basement and spread to the kitchen. Investigators were trying to determine the cause Saturday night.

The Red Cross was called to provide emergency housing to the occupants and dog.

Firefighters from the Bethesda Fire Department helped fight the fire and provided a ladder truck, Cremeans said.

He said firefighters were at the scene about two hours.