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PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. — A house fire in Pleasant Garden displaced a family of four Monday night.

Crews responded to the house fire at 5204 Bridgestone Court around 10:37 p.m.

The family escaped safely, but there was significant damage to the home.

Officials say the accidental fire started after a man in the house disposed of ashes from the fireplace onto a deck outside. The ashes were still hot and a fire ignited.

The family reportedly did not have power and they were using the fireplace for warmth.