Durham County

Two people and a cat escape house fire in Durham

Durham firefighters battle flames at 5106 Gable Ridge Dr. on Monday.
Durham firefighters battle flames at 5106 Gable Ridge Dr. on Monday. Courtesy of the Durham Fire Department

Two people and one cat were not injured when a house caught fire Monday afternoon.

The Durham Fire Department was dispatched at 3:02 p.m. to 5106 Gable Ridge Drive, said Deputy Fire Chief Chris Iannuzzi.

Firefighters reported that a one-story residential structure showed "heavy fire" in its attic, according to Iannuzzi. The fire was contained in 15 minutes.

The home's attic sustained heavy fire damage, and smoke and water caused damage throughout the remainder of the home.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks

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