WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Three adults and five children were displaced after an early morning electrical fire at a home in Winston-Salem, according to officials.
The fire was reported around 4:48 a.m. Tuesday on Waughtown Street, according to authorities in Winston-Salem. No injuries were reported.
A grandmother and seven grandchildren were in the home at the time of the fire, including two local college students.
The fire reportedly started in wall around an electrical outlet and spread throughout the home. Authorities said the fire is not suspicious.
The grandmother said she noticed fire as she was getting up to use the bathroom and had to get the children out.
Extensive loss has been reported to the house, although authorities have not called it a total loss. The family’s presents and donated Christmas tree have been destroyed.
Waughtown Street had been shut down between Leight and Brindle streets and flames were still visible as of about 6 a.m. The fire was mostly contained as of about 6:30 a.m.
People can donate to the Northwest North Carolina Chapter of the Red Cross to help the family by using her name Yvonne Dreher.