A domestic incident led to a house fire in Aberdeen in the early hours of Thanksgiving. The fire was reported at a home on Argyll Avenue just after 3 a.m.
A female fled from the home to Smokers Express on U.S. 1, where she alerted authorities to the fire. Smokers Express is the only store in the immediate area open 24 hours.
Emergency crews responded to the fire, and a second ambulance was dispatched to Smokers Express to evaluate the woman.
Law enforcement was first on the scene at the home and found a man in the front yard with burns and the home on fire. Fire crews and EMS arrived on the scene moments later.
The man was treated by EMS and transported to Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was being evaluated for possible transfer to the UNC Burn Center.
Firefighters were able to quickly get the fire under control. The home had moderate damage to the first floor and some damage to the second story.
The woman’s injuries did not require transportation to the hospital, and she is being assisted by the Red Cross.
The exact cause of the fire is being investigated.
Responding to the scene were Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Pinehurst Fire & Rescue, Pinebluff Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Aberdeen Police Department, Red Cross, and Moore County Sheriff’s Department.
~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.