WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 511 Walnut Street shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Four people were inside at the time of the fire, but all of them got out safely and no one was injured.
WFD officials say the fire was contained in the bedroom where it started but the rest of the house suffered heavy smoke damage. There was also some damage to the exterior of a neighboring house.
Investigators determined the cause of the fire was the result of an overloaded outlet in the bedroom.
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