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West El Paso fire displaces family of three

West El Paso fire displaces family of three
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 10:06am

Firefighters responded to a house fire in West El Paso Sunday night. The fire started in a residential unit of a quadruplex complex just after 8:30 p.m.

13 fire units and 33 firefighters contained the fire within 15 minutes, officials said.

El Paso Fire Department officials say that the homeowner arrived home and discovered her home was completely filled with smoke and asked for her neighbors to call 9-1-1. The neighbors also assisted the woman in rescuing her dog out of the back yard.

"The second unit has a little bit of a flame damage. The first unit has extensive damage to the second floor, some damage to the first floor that unit is not inhabitable," said captain Chris Menendez, El Paso Fire Department

Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the adjoining unit. A fire investigator determined the fire initiated on the second floor of the home, but were unable to determine the cause. The home is considered a total loss and damages are estimated at $115,000. The residents' family is assisting the displaced family of three at this time.

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