A woman and her three dogs escaped unharmed overnight when their house caught fire in Pinebluff. She and her dogs fled safely to a neighbor’s house.
Emergency crews responded to the 300 block of W. New England Avenue around 1:30 Saturday morning. A Pinebluff Police Officer was the first to arrive and reported smoke coming out the front door of the residence.
When the first firefighter entered the structure, smoke detectors could be heard sounding from within the residence. Within a few short minutes, smoke was billowing from the eaves of the home. Fire crews worked diligently to fight the blaze in single digit temperatures.
Firefighters brave single-digit temperatures
After about 30 minutes, the fire was under control, but fire crews remained on the scene ensuring there weren’t any hot spots and proceeded to ventilate the structure. The Fire Marshal responded to investigate the origin of the fire.
Responding to the scene were Pinebluff Fire Department, Aberdeen Fire Department, Southern Pines Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, West End Fire Department, Moore County Fire Marshal, and the Pinebluff Police.