Firefighters battle fire in Stokesdale

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STOKESDALE, N.C. — Firefighters Friday morning battled at a fire at 273 Mt. Zion Church Rd. in Stokesdale.

A woman was asleep in the residence when she was alerted to a smoke alarm. She saw smoke near the kitchen end of the home, officials said.

She and her dog escaped through the back door and called the fire department at about 4:30 a.m. She saw heavy smoke near the carport and was able to back the car out.

Officials said the roof was heavily damage, with some damage inside as well.

Fire crews arrived to flames on the roof.

Officials said the fire appears to have started in the attic.

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