Investigators probe fire that destroys Durham house

07/24/2014 7:58 AM

07/24/2014 8:08 AM

A fast-spreading fire Wednesday night destroyed a single-family house at 1215 Red Oak Ave., burning hot enough to melt the headlights of a car parked next to it, fire department officials said.

The fire in the split-level house was reported at 10:39 p.m., and the first firefighters to arrive found flames coming from the rear and left sides of the building on both levels, Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi said.

The fire melted the headlight lenses of a car parked next to the house, he said.

It took about 15 minutes to control the fire and 35 minutes to put out all parts of it, Iannuzzi said.

No firefighters were hurt.

Iannuzzi said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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