Fire damages home in Garner

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Firefighters investigate fire at Garner home.

An investigation is underway to find out what caused a fire in Garner.

The fire broke out Wednesday at a home in the 900 block of Ranch Farm Road, just off Highway 401 near the Garner-Raleigh line.

It looked as if the fire was confined mostly in the garage-carport area. Firefighters said that when they showed up, they found heavy flames, but were able to knock out the fire quickly.

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No one was home at the time.

Neighbors told ABC11 the woman who lives there has several pets: two dogs and maybe six cats.

Firefighters said they did not find any deceased animals as of late Wednesday evening.

When the fire started, neighbors describe hearing a boom, seeing flames shoot into the air. Firefighters arrived within minutes of the first call for help.

"Looked out the front door and all you saw was flames," said Theresa Cephas, a neighbor. "They were 30 feet in the air and there was a lot of smoke. It looked sad. I don't know what was going on."

There are also many trees surrounding the home and neighborhood, so the fire could have been worse.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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