Wednesday, Jan. 18, just after 10:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of Cartwright Street, Beaumont Fire-Rescue received a call for a house fire, Beaumont Fire Department Captain Jimmy Blanchard reported.
Beaumont Fire-Rescue personnel responded and found a single story home heavily involved with fire. The homeowner was on scene and reported being asleep when he was awakened by the fire. The home sustained heavy fire damage.
After investigation, the fire was determined to be accidental, being caused by a clothes dryer.