Firefighters responded to this fire call at 12:55 p.m. and quickly extinguished a small fire in the bedroom. The cause was electrical, and damage (mostly smoke) was estimated at $5,000 to the bedroom contents.
All of the home’s occupants got out safely and two cats were also saved (one was chased out by crews nd a second was in hiding and is fine). Renters who lived in the house had insurance and so do the owners, said Fire District 1 spokesperson Leslie Hynes.
“Fire crews were impressed that the renters closed the door to the bedroom and stuffed a towel under it to contain the fire,” Hynes said.