A house in the Beacon Ridge area of Seven Lakes suffered significant damage from a fire Saturday morning. The fire in the 200 block of Longleaf Drive was so extensive it required units from seven fire departments, including a ladder truck from Aberdeen.
The family made it safely out of the home before firefighters arrived on the scene. Family members were alerted when the smoke alarm began sounding. As they looked for the source, they noticed smoke and heat coming out of a ceiling vent in the bathroom. They immediately evacuated the home and were safely out when the first units arrived.
When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, there was heavy smoke and flames coming from the eaves and roof. They immediately attacked the fire from the inside and roof area. EMS arrived on the scene, and set up a monitoring area in case any of the fireman became overheated or needed medical attention.
Firefighters had the fire under control in under an hour. The fire marshal arrived on the scene to investigate the cause of the fire. A representative of the Red Cross was also on the scene assisting the family.
Responding to the scene were Seven Lakes Fire & Rescue, West End Fire & Rescue, Eagle Springs Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire & Rescue, Eastwood Fire Department, Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Carthage Fire & Rescue, Moore County Public Safety, Moore County Fire Marshal, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the American Red Cross.