Fire on 9th Street in Beaumont
Beaumont firefighters doused a house fire on 9th Street in Beaumont that investigators believe was the result of an electrical short, the Beaumont Fire Department reports. According to a news release, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire in the 2700 block of 9th street shortly after 8 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they saw flames coming from the edge of the roof. Firefighters were able to control the fire within twenty minutes.
The cause of the fire appears to be an electrical short. The occupants were able to escape without injury and Red Cross was called to the scene to assist them.