CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Firefighters said a southern Mecklenburg County house suffered significant damage in a two-alarm fire Thursday night.

Dispatchers received the first of several 911 calls around 9:15 p.m., said Charlotte Fire Capt. Rob Brisley. The callers were reporting a blaze at a large house in the 7000 block of The Greens, located in a neighborhood off Rea Road and not far from Interstate 485.

When firefighters arrived, flames had engulfed the roof area of the home. Soon, the roof collapsed, temporarily forcing firefighters to fight the blaze from outside the home, Brisley said.

By around 9:45 p.m., firefighters had controlled the bulk of the fire. No neighboring homes were damaged, Brisley said.

Crews have a long night ahead of them, taking care of hot spots and working to determine the cause, Brisley said.

No injuries were reported.

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