Electrical Malfunction Blamed For Fire That Destroyed North Charlotte Home

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Investigators say the cause of the house fire that started Thursday evening in north Charlotte was determined to be accidental due to an electrical malfunction.

Officials say the Red Cross is assisting the three adults, two children and one pet who were all displaced due to the fire.  One person is recovering after being seriously injured in the fire.  Officials say damage estimates are $240,000.  Read below for more details.

Original Story (Posted: September 12, 2019):

CHARLOTTE, NC — Medic says one person was taken to Novant Presbyterian with serious injuries following a north Charlotte house fire Thursday evening.

The fire happened around 7pm at a home on White Aspen Place. Charlotte Fire Department says the two story house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

Medic says one person suffered burns as a result of the fire and was transported with serious injuries. Charlotte Fire says a dog was also rescued from inside the home.

It reportedly took fire crews about 20 minutes to control the flames. A source with CMPD says the fire resulted from an explosion.

We have a crew on scene that is working to gather more details. Check back for updates.