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No injuries after duplex fire in Winston-Salem

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No injuries were reported but a woman was displaced after officials said a duplex in Winston-Salem caught fire on Tuesday morning. (WGHP)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman was displaced after officials said her duplex caught fire Tuesday morning, although no injuries were reported.

Authorities said the fire was reported around 10 a.m. at the corner of Cole Road and Reid Street. They said both units of the duplex were damaged.

Officials said one woman was inside at the time but got out safely. They said the people living in the second unit were not home at the time.

Fire officials said the blaze appears to have started in the outside porch area and spread to the roof and into two units. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Officials said neighbors saw smoke in roof area and knocked on her door and called 911. They said both units had fire alarms.

The incident caused traffic in the area to be blocked for crews to clean the area up.

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