Electrical fire causes $30,000 in damages at Northeast business


POSTED: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:46am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 4:09pm

El Paso Fire Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a business fire in Northeast El Paso.

The blaze broke out Tuesday night in the 6100 block of Dyer, near Kemp around 11:15 p.m. Two businesses were damaged in the fire.

The fire initiated inside of the Hollywood Cutts Barber shop, which damaged over 50% of the business. The fire was under control within 17-minutes.

Investigators now believe that the fire was caused by faulty electrical lines. The estimated loss in damages at Hollywood Cutts is $30,000.

The neighboring business, Up in Toke, was also damaged by smoke.

We spoke with the owner of the smoke shop, Up in Toke, who told us firefighters had to break the windows of his store to make sure the fire didn't spread to his business.

The owner, who wanted remain anonymous, said, "Somebody called me and told me the place was on fire. I was shocked. It was crazy. It's messed up. It's damaged all the way."

A total of 12 units and 26 fire personnel responded to the fire and there were no injuries.



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