The fire in a wood-framed duplex near West 27th Street was due to an electrical problem, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Livchak. He said the resident of the home said after she turned on a space heater in her living room, she saw a flame coming from the electrical outlet which quickly spread to drapes. The woman grabbed her 1-year-old baby and fled.
The fire was contained to the living room and firefighters controlled it in about two minutes, Livchak said. The fire also caused smoke damage to the kitchen, but didn’t spread to the other home in the duplex.