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No one hurt in Oakwood Hills house fire

OAKWOOD HILLS – No one was hurt in a fire that severely damaged the back of a house and displaced three people.

At 12:19 a.m. Saturday, members of the Cary Fire Protection District were called to 124 Lakewood Drive in Oakwood Hills and found the second story of the back of the house on fire, according to a news release.

The porch on the second story came off of the house adjacent to the kitchen area. The fire also spread to the attic.

The fire was under control in about 20 minutes, the news release said.

Scott and Nancy Keifer and their 12-year-old daughter were home when the fire broke out but were able to escape without injury, the news release said.

When Scott Keifer discovered the fire, he saw smoke in the hallway and flames coming from the kitchen, the fire department said.

There was severe fire damage to the attic and rear second story. There was smoke and water damage to the rest of the house, according to the news release. Damage estimates were not available. 

The family was able to find accommodations, the fire department said. 

The fire still is under investigation but is not considered suspicious, according to the news release.

– Joseph Bustos

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