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City of Houston


HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Incident Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 05/07/2020
House Fire in The Magnolia Park Area
WHAT:
House Fire
WHEN:
April 27, 2020 at 6:12 p.m.
WHERE:
7600 block of Avenue I, 77012
INJURIES:
No reported injuries
PROPERTY SAVED:
$95 thousand in estimated property saved
DAMAGE:
$25 thousand in estimated damage
CAUSE:
Unintentional - Electrical 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Firefighters arrived on scene with smoke coming from the attic eaves of a 2-story home. There was no fire on the first floor and crews began an offensive attack. The roof was ventilated and they extinguished the fire in the attic. The damage was confined to the attic and most likely caused due to faulty wiring. Firefighters conducted overhaul and advised the owner to have a certified electrician inspect the home's wiring before turning the power back on. The gas company was also on scene. Crews from Stations 20, 23, 26, 18, 40 and 24 responded to this incident.

Contact:
HFD Newsroom
hfdnewsroom@houstontx.gov
 
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