Family displaced after east Charlotte house fire, likely cause revealed

A house in the Windsor Park neighborhood of east Charlotte caught fire Saturday morning, the Charlotte Fire Department said.

Firefighters said they saw smoke when they arrived at the 2300 block of Amesbury Avenue around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday.

Firefighters controlled the smoke in less than 20 minutes.

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CFD said no one was injured in the fire. The family was displaced and is being assisted by the Red Cross.

The fire caused $52,000 of damage to the property.

The investigation revealed the fire was likely started by discarded smoking materials, CFD revealed.

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