Fire investigators traced a Wednesday fire that damaged most of a house at 2509 Chapel Hill Road to a clothes dryer, they said, but were trying to figure out what caused the dryer to ignite.
The fire was reported about 8:25 p.m., and firefighters found flames coming from the left side and back of the one-story house and the roof, Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi said.
No one was hurt, and the fire was under control in about 20 minutes, Iannuzzi said.
A thunderstorm was passing through the area at the time of the fire, but investigators had not determined if lightning had any connection to the fire, Iannuzzi said.
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The dryer had been running before the fire broke out, residents told firefighters.