Christmas Eve fire damages home, family safe but displaced

26 December, 2017, 02:07 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Scene of apartment fire in Spartanburg

A Phoenix fire spokesperson said among the ten displaced, includes young children, adults, and an elderly woman who taken to the hospital after she reported feeling ill.

Officials say the fire was accidental due to an electrical problem. Upon entry, fire crews discovered the origin of the fire was in the knee wall area on the second floor and they were able to quickly extinguish the fire. "It's just such damage, destruction that these people are not going to have a normal Christmas", Hall said.

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All families have been relocated or are in a Red Cross Shelter located the First Baptist Church. Grand Rapids Fire Chief Don Bohn said the fire was contained to the kitchen, but there was smoke damage throughout the entire house.

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Following the fire, Spartanburg Police Department posted this to its Facebook page: "Thanks to the life saving efforts by our fire departments, no lives were lost from this tragic incident". They were all able to escape uninjured.

Fire officials were investigating whether a Christmas tree was to blame for the fire at the Irving house.

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