A two-story home was extensively damaged in a fire overnight in Pinebluff.
Emergency responders were dispatched at 12:29 am to reports of a structure fire at a home in the 900 block of Current Street.
The first arriving fire units reported flames and smoke visible from the second story of the home.
According to one of the residents of the home he was sleeping in a room on the second floor when he was awoken by the sound of a smoke alarm. He stated that he immediately went to another room upstairs where a second resident sleeps and opened the door to find smoke coming from the room and the bed on fire.
The man stated that he immediately attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, however the flames had already grown too large and were too hot making it necessary for him to leave the home.
Initially when firefighters reached the scene it was not known if the second resident that lived there was still inside of the home or not, so firefighters immediately made entry into the burning house and began an attack on the fire while searching for any possible victim. After a brief time period it was confirmed that the female resident was not inside of the home at the time of the fire.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the second floor and the attic, stopping the home from being totally destroyed by this fire.
Responding to this incident were units with Pinebluff Fire Department, Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Pinehurst Fire Department, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the Moore County Fire Marshal’s Office.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation as of this report.