Winston-Salem woman loses home in fire


5108 Old Rural Hall Road, Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A woman lost her home after an accidental house fire caused by a space heater Thursday night in Winston-Salem, officials said.

Authorities said 18 firefighters responded to 5108 Old Rural Hall Road around 11:34 p.m. and had the blaze under control within about four minutes.

No injuries were reported. Officials estimated about $35,000 in property damage and $10,000 in content damage done to the home.

Firefighters searched the residence and power was removed from the house.

Officials said the home’s single occupant had a space heater too close to combustibles.

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