MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Crews responded to the scene of a house fire early Monday morning in Matthews.

The flames broke out just before 1:00 a.m. on Sam Newell Road and Rice Road.

Courtesy: Matthews Fire and EMS
Courtesy: Matthews Fire and EMS

One person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Courtesy: Matthews Fire and EMS

The house was destroyed. Sam Newell Road was shut down for several hours and reopened around 4:15 a.m.

Courtesy: Matthews Fire and EMS  
Courtesy: Matthews Fire and EMS  

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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