WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A family whose house caught fire in Winston-Salem Thursday told FOX8 that a 6-year-old and his father were both taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The mother and grandmother are reportedly fine.
The family says the fire was caused by a furnace.
This was the first time they had used it in a long time.
Around 9:30 a.m., the Winston-Salem Fire Department said the fire at 1938 Butler St. was in progress.
The WSFD then reported the fire was under control around 10:30 a.m.
Red Cross is helping the family.
Butler St. Update: The fire is under control. Three adults and one child were displaced. Red Cross is assisting the displaced. One occupant was transported due to smoke inhalation. The occupants were alerted by working smoke alarms. #wsfire .119
— Winston-Salem FD (@cityofwsfire) October 17, 2019