Family Attacks Overnight Kitchen Fire with Garden Hose
POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 7:46am
UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 4:59pm
EL PASO — A Northeast El Paso family battled a kitchen fire early Friday morning, saving their home from what could have been a huge loss.
The fire started in the kitchen of a studio apartment just before 3 a.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Van Buren.
Before fire crews arrived, the family attacked the fire with a garden hose.
Firefighters said smoke was visible when they arrived. They put out the remaining hot spots within minutes.
According to investigators, the fire was caused by an electrical short behind the stove.
Damages are estimated at $3,500.
No one was injured.