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Two elderly people escape house fire on Madison St.

Crews are on the scene of a structure fire in Wilmington Thursday morning. (Source: WECT) Crews are on the scene of a structure fire in Wilmington Thursday morning. (Source: WECT)
Crews are on the scene of a structure fire in Wilmington Thursday morning. (Source: WECT) Crews are on the scene of a structure fire in Wilmington Thursday morning. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Crews responded to a structure fire in Wilmington Thursday morning.

According to New Hanover County dispatch, fire crews responded to a fire on Madison Street shortly before 7:30 a.m.

Two elderly people were in the home at the time of the fire.

Fire officials say the fire was extinguished at approximately 8 a.m. and it was caused by improperly disposing of smoking materials.

The smoke detectors in the home did alert the people so they were able to get out safely and uninjured.

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