Two house fires in Beaumont over Easter weekend

1100 block of Euclid Street (top) and 2400 block of Linson Street

Two houses in Beaumont caught fire this weekend, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson reported. 

On April 16 at about 1:19 AM, Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at in the 1100 block of Euclid Street.

When firefighters arrived, they found the upper part of the home heavily involved by flames. Two adults and four children were able to escape from the home without injury before firefighters arrived. Due to the extent of the fire and the difficult conditions, additional units were called to the scene.

The fire apparently was caused by an electrical short in the attic space. There was extensive fire and water damage to the home. Red Cross was called to assist the occupants.

Shortly after midnight on April 17, Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported in the 2400 block of Linson Street. When firefighters arrived, they found the home heavily involved by flames. Two adults were able to escape from the home without injury before firefighters arrived.

It took approximately 30 minutes for firefighters to control the fire and the home was heavily damaged. The fire appears to have been caused by an electrical short on a window air conditioning unit.

- Beaumont Fire-Rescue

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