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Ten people displaced after fire in southwest Charlotte, officials say

Roughly 30 firefighters were able to douse the flames within ten minutes, officials said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ten people are displaced following a house fire in southwest Charlotte Saturday morning, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the fire on Sargent Avenue just after 10:30 a.m. and saw flames upon arrival.

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The department said roughly 30 firefighters were able to douse the flames within ten minutes. No injuries were reported from neither residents nor firefighters, but Charlotte Fire said a dog died in the fire.

The department later said investigators deemed it accidental after a torch-style cigarette lighter was dropped on something combustible. Damages were estimated around $40,000.

The Red Cross is assisting ten people who were displaced in the fire, firefighters said.

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