Lower Valley Home Catches Fire, 8 People Displaced

Lower Valley Home Catches Fire, 8 People Displaced

POSTED: Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 7:36pm

UPDATED: Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 7:37pm

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a house fire in the Lower Valley.

Crews responded to the home on Carmelita Cir. at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters said the fire started in a front bedroom of the home and spread to the attic.

A total of eight people were evacuated from the home, as well as two apartments in the back of the property.

Firefighters had to make a whole in the roof to allow for ventilation so they could put the fire out.

No one was injured.

The home is considered a total loss. The apartment units to the rear were not damaged.

The Red Cross of El Paso is helping all eight people with a place to live.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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