Resident’s quick thinking saves home from fire

A home was saved from being destroyed by a fire Sunday night due to a resident’s quick thinking. Emergency units were dispatched to the home on Rosa Road in Cameron just after 7 p.m. for a fire in the home. The first arriving unit reported a fire in a bedroom. The fire was quickly knocked down and an investigation began.

According to officials on scene, a resident that was home had started smelling smoke. As he was checking the house, he opened a bedroom door, saw fire and immediately shut the door. Because of this, the fire was contained in the bedroom, and the damage was not as extensive.

Cypress Pointe Fire Chief Mike Cameron told Sandhills Sentinel, “If the resident had not shut the bedroom door, then they most likely would have been fighting the fire from the front door instead of the bedroom.” 

There was a dog inside at the time of the fire but was rescued and taken care of on scene.

The fire marshal was on scene investigating the cause of the fire.

The Red Cross is assisting the family of five.

Responding to the scene were Cypress Pointe Fire Department, Carthage Fire Department, Whispering Pines Fire Department, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Office and Moore County Public Safety.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Daniel Gwyn.

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