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Cornelius News

Fire damages home on Havenview

March 17. A fire just before midnight at a home at 203​44​ Havenview Dr​ive caused significant damage to more than a third of the house which is just off Bethel Church Road. The Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Dept. extinguished the blaze with help from the Davidson and Huntersville fire departments.

​No one in the home was injured, Cornelius Fire Chief Neal Smith said.​ A total of 36 firefighters were on scene. “The residents were out of the house upon our arrival and no firefighters were injured​,” Smith said.​ Mecklenburg County property records indicate that the house is owned by Brenda Kay and Barry L. Sheen.

Th​e fire in the lakefront home is still under investigation.

​Here is what the chief said: “​The fire involved a wooden walkway to the right side of this residency which had extended up the outside of the house and into the attic area.​ Due to being an attic fire, there was heavy damage to the roof and rooms directly underneath.​ ​Water damage was also extensive in the same area.​”​

Both Cornelius fire stations were on the scene with ​two​ engines​ and ​two​ ladders​.​

Due to the damage and time of night, a fire watch remained in place overnight until an extensive overhaul was completed after daylight.

One engine remained on scene after ​3 am for fire watch, the chief said. All units cleared around 10 this morning.