3 residents and cat safe after Raleigh house fire near I-440

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Firefighters battled a blaze at a home on Timberlake Drive Thursday evening.

The fire was under control by 11 p.m. No injuries were reported.

A cat that lived at the home managed to escape the fire and made it back home Friday afternoon, officials say.

“I ran out and saw a fire, or I saw flames. And it just, it was just crazy what we saw. Scary, very scary,” said neighbor Elizabeth Harris.

Harris said three people were in the home at the time of the fire and all managed to get out safely.

At least 14 firetrucks responded to the fire because it was in an area without hydrants, meaning water had to be ferried to the scene.

Firefighters said a propane tank in the garage helped the fire spread quickly.

Timberlake Drive is just east of Raleigh Boulevard and just north of Interstate 440. It’s in a small island of unincorporated Wake County surrounded by the City of Raleigh.

The call for the fire went out just before 9 p.m.

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