Firefighters dispatched to a house fire on E Street, North Wilkesboro, Thursday night found heavy smoke rolling from the top of the structure as they arrived.

They were able to bring the fire under control but had to cut through the roof to reach it more effectively. Firefighters were dispatched at 9:44 p.m. and were still on the scene at midnight.

There were no reports of injuries but it wasn’t clear if anyone was in the home when the fire was reported. No exterior structure damage from the fire was visible.

The fire appeared to be in the attic of the wood frame, 1,632-square foot, home at 809 E Street, built in 1924 and listed in tax records as belonging to Denise Jarvis. It’s directly across the street from North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church.

Dispatched to assist the North Wilkesboro Fire Department were the Wilkesboro, Broadway and Mulberry-Fairplains fire departments with men and fire trucks. The Wilkes Rescue Squad and Wilkes Emergency Medical Services also responded.

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