A fire ripped through a home at 4908 Birchleaf Drive in Raleigh Thursday morning.
Both directions of Penny Road in Raleigh between Olde South Road and Lake Wheeler Road were blocked off so that firefighters could battle the blaze.
The homeowner tells WNCN that the fire started in the attic and that his son heard the smoke alarm and woke up the family so that everyone could get out safely.
According to Wake County tax records, the home is a little more than 4,900 square feet and is valued at more than $809,000.
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