Firefighting News: Heater Blamed for El Paso (TX) Structure Fire - Fire Engineering

12/02/2013
by George De La Torre At approximately 10:39 a.m. on November 30, firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 5125 Tetons Drive in El Paso, Texas. Upon arrival, at approximately 10:42 a.m., firefighters saw light smoke coming from the single-story home. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Firefighters placed the fire under control within 20 minutes. A fire investigator determined a wall-mounted heater in the living room ignited a stud causing the fire. The fire traveled through the wall to the attic space. Firefighters contained the fire to the living room wall area and attic space causing an estimated $5,000.00 in fire damage. The home sustained ...

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