Durham home damaged when overloaded outlet sparks blaze

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Officials have said the fire that damaged a Manford Drive home Monday afternoon was accidental, caused by an overloaded outlet in the garage.

Firefighters responded at 3:32 p.m. to 3620 Manford Drive, where they found fire showing from the garage of a two-story home. When they investigated, they found the fire had spread above the garage and was beginning to reach into the home’s attic.

By about 4:20 p.m., the fire was under control, officials said.

The blaze caused damage to the garage, second floor and roof, fire officials said, and no one was at home when the fire started.

One firefighter suffered a possible neck strain battling the flames, officials said.

Fire officials said an air conditioning unit was plugged into the overloaded outlet.

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