A Hiddenite home was destroyed by fire over the weekend.
Alexander County Fire Marshall Mark Earle says that Hiddenite, Stony Point, Vashti, and Taylorsville Fire Departments were dispatched to a home on Dishmon Family Drive shortly before 5pm on Saturday. The double-wide mobile home was engulfed in flames when the first units arrived. Two residents had to escape the flames through a window. Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
Fire Marshall Earle says the blaze started as the result of improperly discarded smoking material. The dwelling is considered a total loss.