Smoker falls asleep with lit cigarette, NC home catches fire

Fire crews in Belmont early Saturday. Photo by WBTV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — No one was hurt when a home caught fire in Belmont Saturday morning.

The fire occurred at a home on Blanche Avenue around 2:20 a.m.

According to the Mount Holly Fire Department, a lit cigarette caused the fire.

A person was smoking inside the home when they fell asleep, firefighters said.

The fire caused minor damage to the home.

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