Man being treated for burns on upper body after Cary house catches on fire

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Authorities are investigating after a man was injured during a house fire in Cary on Thursday.

It happened around 10 p.m. on Lakeway Court and Pebble Creek.

Neighbor Emalyne Katching said her son Tommy heard a pop and ran outside to see several cars on fire.

After calling 911, she said he ran inside the house to wake the homeowner and his girlfriend up.

She said after the man got his girlfriend out, he ran back inside for their pets.

The unidentified man was taken to UNC's burn center with burns on his upper body, but his condition is not known at this time, according to authorities.

"Tommy was at the right place at the right time," Katching said.

Authorities said the house is not livable and the residents will be displaced.
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