This morning at just about 9 AM the call went out for Youngsville Fire Department to respond to Pen Oak Lane in Youngsville for a house on fire. Subsequent calls went out for Franklinton Fire Department, Bunn Fire Department and Wake Forest Fire Department to assist as well.
Neighbors reported the family ran from the front of the house before the whole house was engulfed.
The husband and wife, Shelton and Cheryl Keith were transported by Youngsville EMS for treatment. Allegedly for burns.
Their sons were home at the time of the fire. Both Matthew, 15, and Dallas, 10, were not physically injured. The two family dogs were rescued and the Gettings family up the street has them safe and sound.
Immediate neighbor Barb Garver first noticed flames coming out of the back of the house where a screen porch once stood. A number of vehicles and a four-wheeler parked beside the house were consumed by fire and a boat and RV trailer were mostly spared.
One neighbor said the family allegedly has an electric heat lamp on the back porch. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Duke Energy arrived to cut power to the property.
A large number of volunteer firefighters from the responding fire departments arrived on scene to help.
The house appeared to be a total loss. There was little untouched by fire.
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