Family of 7 displaced after house fire in Carthage

A family was left without a home on Tuesday night after their house caught fire and was heavily damaged. The blaze broke out in a single-story residence in the 2000 block of Vass-Carthage Road between Carthage and Whispering Pines just before 9 p.m.

A family of seven people lived in the residence, including four adults and three children, who all made it out safely. Two of the children were able to climb out of a window to safety on their own.

Several departments were dispatched to the structure fire, and the first unit arriving on scene reported heavy fire showing at the front of the house. Firefighters immediately began a fire attack.

The blaze was brought under control within minutes, but the home suffered extensive damage.

There were two dogs inside at the time of the fire that were unable to escape and were unfortunately found deceased afterwards.

The Red Cross was contacted and is assisting the family.

Vass-Carthage Road was shut down for an extended period of time while crews worked the scene.

A strong storm had rolled through Moore County just before the fire broke out, but it is unknown at this time if the storm was a factor. The fire is still under investigation.

Family of 7 displaced after fire in Carthage

The aftermath of the fire.

A GoFundMe page has been created. 

~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Daniel Gwyn. Daniel has been reporting breaking news for Sandhills Sentinel since 2020.

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