Electrical short blamed for Raleigh home fire

From staff reportsNovember 19, 2012 

— A fire that officials said began with an electrical short forced two people from their home Sunday night and damaged much of the house, firefighters reported.

Capt. Tim Wilson said flames were visible on the first floor of the house and were through the roof at 7908 Old Deer Trail.

The two people who live there escaped safely, Wilson said, and no firefighters were hurt.

Wilson said investigators determined that a short in an electrical outlet caused the fire in the house that Wake County records show was built in 1989.

It took about 45 minutes for firefighters to get the blaze under control, a report said.

The fire damaged about 60 percent of the two-story home.

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