Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Electrical fire burns home

By The Herald Staff | 2/24/2014

No one was injured in a blaze that severely damaged an Ottawa home about 7 p.m. Friday on East Ninth Street.

The home at 935 E. Ninth St. was unoccupied when the blaze started, Jeff Carner, Ottawa fire chief, said.

No one was injured in a blaze that severely damaged an Ottawa home about 7 p.m. Friday on East Ninth Street.

The home at 935 E. Ninth St. was unoccupied when the blaze started, Jeff Carner, Ottawa fire chief, said.

“One of the occupants returned home and discovered the fire,” Carner said. “The fire apparently started inside the living room of the residence and caused an estimated $75,000 damage to the structure and contents.”

The cause of the fire appeared to be electrical in nature, Carner said, adding there was no insurance on the home.

“The American Red Cross was notified and responded to assist the occupants with their temporary needs,” Carner said.

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