RALEIGH — A fire in a New Hope Church Road duplex early Wednesday was contained to one room, but smoke and water damage forced nine people to seek shelter elsewhere, firefighters reported.
A 911 call sent about 40 firefighters to 2512 New Hope Church Road just before 1 a.m., Capt. Justin W. Hicks said.
It took about 30 minutes to get the blaze under control, Hicks reported.
The two-story home was about 25 percent damaged, Hicks said.
The fire began with an electrical problem and was ruled accidental, he said.