Monday, 15 July 2024

Family loses home in Sunday night fire

MIDDLETOWN – A structure fire destroyed a family's home near Middletown late Sunday night.


The fire was reported at about 10:20 p.m. at 21000 block of Highway 29, according to Cal Fire, which responded along with South Lake County Fire Protection District.


South Lake County Fire Battalion Chief Rich Boehm said the dwelling was small and looked like a singlewide modular.


He said a family of four was living in the home – a woman and her three children.


South Lake County Fire sent two engines, a water tender and eight firefighters, with the Cal Fire station just down the road sending another eight firefighters and two engines.


He said it took firefighters about 20 minutes to put the fire out. “Being as small as it was it didn't take them very long,” Boehm said.


Boehm said the cause appears to be related to the home's electrical system.


“It was completely gutted,” he said, although the walls and roof were still upright after the fire was extinguished.


He estimated the total loss at $40,000.


The family had a place to stay but Boehm said he also provided them with contact information for Red Cross to help while they're displaced.


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