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Wilmington family escapes house fire

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Wilmington, NC (WWAY) -- Hot spots continue to burn after a Wilmington family escaped from an early morning house fire.

It happened at a residency in the Beau Rivage golf resort community near Monkey Junction.

Crews arrived at 1017 Rivage Promenade at 3:00 a.m., and quickly contained the flames.

The family that lives in the house was outside when crews arrived. Firefighters say the family awoke to the smoke alarm going off, and got out of the house safely.

No injuries have been reported, and no word yet on what caused the fire.

Crews say they will be on the scene into the morning hours to investigate.

Stay with WWAY for more details as they become available.

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Good job

Looks to me like the majority of the exterior of the house is still standing. That would mean the fire did get contained quickly. I'm sure the inside was in flames and it probably took time to put that out but it sure didn't burn the house down. There's always one bad apple commenting here on this site. Good job WFD!

Huh?

Roof is caved in in several spots and you can see the collapse in the garage area.
This house is totaled. When you see burns around window on both upper and lower floors and roof floor collapse its a pretty safe bet they have to call it a total loss

Vog

and quickly contained the flames

and quickly contained the flames!!!!

Next door neighbor said the fire department was still fighting the fire at 4:30!!!!!

"contained" and

"contained" and "extinguished" have 2 totally different meanings. look them up.
they very well could have them contained and still be fighting the fire.

Not quite

Perhaps the next door neighbor should leave the firefighting matters to the fire department. That, or check their facts first.

Fire was marked under control and the fire department CLEARED from the scene. They were redispatched when hot spots were discovered to have reignited in the early afternoon.