High Point home caving in after fire visible from highway

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point home on New Street went up in flames early Tuesday morning.

At about 3:30 a.m., someone driving on the highway spotted the fire and called 911, a fire marshal said.

At the scene, crews saw flames shooting from the back of the home.

The fire was out within 30 minutes, but the home is reportedly a total loss.

No one was home at the time.

Investigators had to work carefully to determine the cause of the fire as the roof began to cave in.

The fire marshal said a kerosene heater left too closed to combustibles was responsible. He called it an accident.

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