Beaumont firefighters responded to three separate structure fires overnight from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2014.
According to news releases from the City of Beaumont Fire Department, at approximately 6:22 p.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 2100 block of Pope Street, near the intersection of Concord Road and Delaware Street. When firefighters arrived, they found one room of the home on fire. The occupants were able to escape before fire rescue arrived. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one room, but there was smoke and heat damage to several rooms of the home. The fire appears to have been caused by an electrical short in a cord running under the bed, catching the bed on fire.
Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a second structure fire in the 9300 block of Glynn Lane at about 11:24 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found the home heavily involved with fire. The homeowners were able to escape before emergency responders arrived. The home, just south of the Beaumont Municipal Airport on the west side of the city, sustained extensive fire damage. Investigators report that the fire originated in a wall behind a fireplace.
At approximately 11:53 p.m., while Beaumont Fire Rescue units were working the fire on Glynn Lane, other Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to the third structure fire of the night, reported in the 4900 block of Kenneth Avenue near the intersection of Avenue A and West Florida Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they found a small fire in the attic of the home. The homeowners were able to escape before firefighters arrived. The home sustained minor fire damage. The fire originated from an electrical short in the attic above the breaker box.
No injuries were reported in any of the incidents. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the first two families due to the severity of the damage to their homes.