No injuries in 2 Sunday Charlotte fires

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comNovember 4, 2013 

No injuries were reported in a pair of house fires that broke out in a one-hour span Sunday evening in north Charlotte.

The first blaze was reported about 8:15 p.m. in the 400 block of West 26th Street, near Parkwood Avenue and the Optimist Park neighborhood.

Charlotte fire Capt. Rob Brisley said it took a crew of 22 firefighters only 12 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Then about 8:45 p.m., firefighters responded to a blaze in the 2500 block of Rachel Street. That is off Moretz Avenue, in the Druid Hills South community.

Brisley said first responders found smoke coming from the home. It took a crew of 27 firefighters less than 20 minutes to subdue the blaze.

Jennifer Franklin of the American Red Cross said a family of three was displaced in the Rachel Street fire. She said the Red Cross provided overnight lodging, food and clothing.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle

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