Mayor's home catches fire

September 1, 2009 4:54:06 AM PDT
Fire forced Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker and his family out of their home Monday night The Mayor had just sat down to dinner when the fire started.

"When we were eating dinner, we had a couple of power surges, which was odd. The dogs started barking, so I went into the television room and I could see the smoke and flames coming from the storage room so I realized it was something I couldn't handle. So I called 911, and they were there in a couple of minutes and everything's okay," he explained.

Everyone got out of the home safely.

The fire started in a storage closet. Mayor Meeker said he's lived in the house for 34 years and never had a problem before.

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