Man suffers burns in house fire in Fayetteville, officials say

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) — A man suffered burns after a home caught on fire in Fayetteville on Sunday evening, officials say.

Just before 7 p.m., the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department responded to the one-story home at 5685 Pepperbush Drive off Bingham Drive in the Beaver Creek South Community, said Nixon Spell, Assistant Fire Chief.

“Heavy smoke and fire conditions from the right side of the home were visible when Fire Dept. arrived. The home received moderate damage to the inside,” Spell said.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire and limit involvement of 30 percent of the structure, according to Spell.

An adult male was home alone when the fire started, Spell added.

“He received burns from the fire and was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital by ambulance,” Spell said.

When firefighters arrived, the victim was standing near the home with burns he suffered and firefighters provided first aid until paramedics arrived, according to Spell.

The fire was reported by neighbors and an alarm monitoring service.

As of 9 p.m., fire officials were on the scene investigating the cause.

There were no injuries to firefighters reported.

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