House fire briefly shuts down busy Wilmington road


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Fire Department says everyone is okay following a Friday morning blaze at a home on Wrightsville Avenue.

WFD says when they arrived to the home in the 5000 block of Wrightsville Ave. they saw heavy smoke.

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Firefighters found a fully involved kitchen fire that extended to the living room.

The section of Wrightsville Ave. from Wallace Avenue to Wood Dale Drive was closed while crews put out the blaze. It has since reopened.

Neighbors say the it was a kitchen fire and this was later confirmed by Wilmington Fire Department.

WFD says the fire extended into the living room.

The fire is under investigation.

Witnesses say no one was home at the time except for a dog.

The four-legged family member was rescued by a humble neighbor.

“They have a closed off porch on the side that’s covered in blankets and the dog was stuck in there,” Kevin Latrigue said. “When I ran up people were trying to coax the dog out and I just grabbed it and ran out..nothing too crazy.”

Red Cross has been notified to help those who lived at the home.