Three fire departments were on the scene of a house fire in North Carolina early Wednesday morning.
A family of five was sleeping in the home when one of the family members woke everyone to tell them he smelled smoke.
"About two minutes after we ran out and got to the side of the house, that's when the roof blew," Kevin Stanfield Jr. said of getting his family up.
There were two cars in the garage, and an explosion was heard by neighbors.
The fire chief said the home is most likely a total loss. The roof is completely gone, and the windows are blown out.
The firefighters found a cat inside the wall after the fire and gave the cat oxygen to save it.
Firefighters expect the cat to be okay. The fire chief said it is amazing the cat survived inside the burning house for three hours.
The homeowner said everyone involved in the fire is doing well.
“We could see the flames in the garage, about 15 to 20 feet up above,” said a neighbor who witnessed the fire. “We could see all the trusses burning in the garage and throughout the house. The whole house was glowing.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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