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Family safely escapes home, loses everything in fire

Fire crews on scene at 421 Horseshoe Road. (Source: WECT) Fire crews on scene at 421 Horseshoe Road. (Source: WECT)
Clark explained the home's tin roof hampered the ability to quickly extinguish the flames. (Source: WECT) Clark explained the home's tin roof hampered the ability to quickly extinguish the flames. (Source: WECT)
According to Deputy Fire Marshal Kenneth Clark, the family and their dog safely made it out of the house, but lost everything in the fire. (Source: WECT) According to Deputy Fire Marshal Kenneth Clark, the family and their dog safely made it out of the house, but lost everything in the fire. (Source: WECT)
Emergency crews were called early Monday morning to respond to reports of a house fire on Horseshoe Road. (Source: WECT) Emergency crews were called early Monday morning to respond to reports of a house fire on Horseshoe Road. (Source: WECT)

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Emergency crews were called early Monday morning to respond to reports of a house fire on Horseshoe Road.

According to Deputy Fire Marshal Kenneth Clark, the family and their dog safely made it out of the house but lost everything in the fire. Clark explained the home's tin roof hampered the ability to quickly extinguish the flames.

Officials think the fire could have started outside near the back deck. Clark said the family did smoke and there was a cigarette butt bin in the area, but the official cause of the fire has not been determined.

According to Clark, Thomas Packer lived in the home and is very well known in the community.

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