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Historic Apex home destroyed in fire near Chatham County

May 22, 2019 GMT

A historic house destroyed in a fire on Wednesday morning has a property tax value around $2.6 million, according to a Wake County real estate search.

The James Madison Williams House, located at 4525 Green Level West Rd., near Chatham County, dates back to the early 1900s and is a unique high-style late Queen Anne farmhouse, according to the Capital Area Preservation website.

According to Zillow, the house is 3,414 sq. ft. and rests on a 50-acre lot.

At 7 a.m., Sky 5 showed firefighters using hoses to battle thick smoke at the home. Officials said the home was completely destroyed.


Firefighters said the call came in around 3:30 a.m. Two adults escaped the home with no reported injuries. There were no pets at the home.

Firefighters said the fire was out by 6 a.m., but clean-up was underway.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

This is a developing story. Monitor for updates.