Light fixtures likely cause of residential fire |

Light fixtures likely cause of residential fire

Paul Shockley

Firefighters found two blown electrical breakers on the side of a west-end home damaged Thursday evening by a fire.

Craig Fire and Rescue personnel responded with three engines to 844 Exmoor Road just after 5 p.m. Smoke billowed from the home’s roof as firefighters arrived on the scene. Authorities found the fire by creating an access hole leading to the attic on one side of the home. The fire was at a smolder by that point, officials said.

“It had to be burning a long time,” said Craig Fire Chief Roy Mason, adding that several trestles were destroyed.

Mason pointed to a light fixture near a hallway and bedroom in the home as the likely source. The owners are remodeling, and the suspected light fixture had been moved recently, he added.

Two dogs were removed by firefighters from the residence and taken to neighbors. No one was home at the time, and there were no injuries.

Damage, which also included torn-down sheet rock and insulation, is estimated between $9,000 and $12,000, Mason said.

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