Fire causes nearly $10,000 in damage

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EAU CLAIRE (WEAU) - Investigators believe an electrical problem caused a house fire that left nearly $10,000 in damage.

It happened before 9 a.m. Friday on Loken Lane in Eau Claire.

Crews found smoke coming from the attic of the home when they got to the scene. They say everyone in the house had already gotten out.

Firefighters found a smoldering fire in the attic and put it out, then used a thermal imaging camera to find other affected areas and get rid of insulation.

Nobody was hurt.


NEWS RELEASE-At 8:53 the Eau Claire Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to a structure fire in a home on Eau Claire’s north side. We arrived to find smoke coming from the attic. All of the occupants were out of the home when we arrived. Engine 10 was the first on scene and the officer quickly assessed the situation and called for a fire line. First in crew found a smoldering fire in the attic and were able to extinguish the fire with minimal water. With the use of the thermal imaging camera they were able to locate all hot spots and remove insulation as needed. After the initial fire attack, crews were kept busy ventilating with positive pressure fans, and pulling ceilings to remove burning insulation. Fire was placed under control at 9:20. Additional fire ground activities continued for the next hour. Damage to the home in estimated at $10,000.00. There we no injuries to occupants or firefighters. Cause of the fire is electrical in nature.

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