The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to a report of an attic fire on the 100 block of Parkside Circle near Southern Village Sunday afternoon.
Five Chapel Hill Fire Department units, a Carrboro unit and an Orange County Emergency Medical Services unit responded. Upon arrival, smoke and flames were visible, and it was confirmed that the fire was in the attic. The fire was out by shortly before 4 p.m., and no injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.
Ran Northam, community safety communications specialist for the town of Chapel Hill, said the fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.
“There’s no definitive factor,” he said. “As of this time, it’s under investigation, and the fire marshal's office will continue to do that."
Northam said the fire could have damaged the house even though it was not massive.
“It didn't overtake the whole house, but there was definitely smoke and fire damage to the residence," he said.
Although the fire was mostly confined to the attic, Northam said other parts of the house could have been damaged, as well.
“Anytime there is a fire like this, there is likely smoke damage in the house," he said. "In a lot of the house, the smoke really becomes a problem and needs to be addressed. There’s water damage as well due to the response.”