Thanksgiving Day house fire sparked by light bulb in cat house - WNCT

Thanksgiving Day house fire sparked by light bulb in cat house

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - A Thanksgiving house fire has been ruled an accident.

The Eastern Pines, Simpson, and Winterville fire departments all responded to a house fire on Avalon Lane on Thanksgiving.

An official with the Eastern Pines Fire Department says it appears a light bulb in a cat liter box on the front porch sparked the fire.

Firefighters were able to rescue and revive the home's three cats. The cats are currently in the care of the Humane Society. The owner of the home, James Langdale, says he is grateful to everyone who saved his cats. Langdale says he will be reunited with his cats on Monday.

The home is a total loss.
 
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Three fire departments respond to a house fire in Greenville.

Eastern Pines Fire Department Chief Gary Arnold says someone driving by noticed the home on Avalon Lane on fire at 2:35p.m.

Firefighters say when they got to the home they say it was completely covered in flames.  Firefighters say  they were able to save three cats who were inside the home. Arnold says the cats were treated with oxygen.

Arnold says it appears the fire started on the front porch, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

No one was home at the time of the fire.

Arnold says the owner, James Langdale, was out of town at the time of the fire and is on his way back tonight. The cats will be cared for by the Humane Society until the owner can get back into town.

The home is total loss.


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