House catches fire after NC man falls asleep while frying french fries


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DURHAM, N.C. — Durham fire officials said they were dispatched to a fire overnight after a man fell asleep while frying french fries on the stove, WTVD reports.

Firefighters arrived to a fire in the 3200 block of Duke Homestead Road just before 3 a.m., said Deputy Fire Chief Chris Iannuzzi.

Officials said the resident of the home was awakened by the smoke alarm after falling asleep while frying fries on the stove.

The fire caused heavy damage to the kitchen, attic and roof.

There were no injuries, officials said.

The adult and two children were displaced but are staying with relatives, according to WTVD.

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