Cary, NC

Townhome burns in Cary on the day after Thanksgiving

Becky Roehrs
Burned Cary townhouseBy author Becky Roehrs /

A Cary townhome off of Evans Road, near Cary Parkway, burned the day after Thanksgiving, on November 26, 2021.

Neighbors woke up early in the morning to find several fire trucks in front of their homes; firefighters were fighting the blaze.

The Townhome HOA Board confirmed that "the owner made it out just in time with their dogs."

  • The HOA Board has contacted their property management company for advice on "what to do about any potential insurance claims to cover the building and roof."
  • Finally, the HOA stated that they "will not know the official cause of the fire until they receive a copy of the official report from the fire department."

Some neighbors said they not only did not hear the firetrucks or the firefighting, but they didn't notice the burnt home until the HOA sent an email to homeowners!

The townhome's front door and at least two front windows are broken and burned; yellow safety tape is blocking the home's front steps.

What can you do to save your life and your family's lives?

The National Fire Protection Administration's (NFPA) top recommendation is to make sure your smoke alarms are working.

Why? According to the NFPA:

The risk of dying in home structure fires is 55 percent lower in homes with working smoke alarms than in homes with no alarms or none that worked.

The Red Cross points out how little time you have to get to safety:

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape?

Please review the Red Cross's fire safety checklist and plan:

Please be careful, unfortunately, more home fires are happening during the holidays than in the past.

If you or yours have experienced a mishap, what do you recommend we do or don't do?

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Cary, NC

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