04 24 2014

Family Left Homeless After Fire

By Julie Vaughan

Editor

EDGEWOOD—Wednesday afternoon fire departments fromEdgewood, Fruitvale and South Van Zandt responded to a house fire onState Highway19, just south ofUS Highway80 that destroyed the home of a man and his teenage daughter.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., a structure fire was reported inEdgewood.

Fire departments, along with Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen, responded to the residents.

Allen said the fire began in a bedroom, and the cause is “undetermined” at this time.

According to a press release from Allen’s office, “The homeowner stated that he had been having electrical issues in the bedroom and had not had time to get it checked.”

No one was home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured during the fire.

Fire departments were able to save a large storage building and another residence, which sat less than 50 feet away from the burning residence.

The Van Zandt County Constables Office Precinct 1 and Edgewood Police Department responded to assist with traffic control. The American Red Cross has been assisting the family.

Photo Courtesy of the Van Zandt County Fire Marshals Office
Two people were left homeless after their house caught fire Wednesday afternoon due to what is believed electrical problems. No one was home at the time of the fire and it is still under investigation.

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