Water Heater Catches Fire Sunday Afternoon

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 03/31 2014 09:47AM

Updated 03/31 2014 04:04PM

AMARILLO -- Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo fire fighters were sent to a house fire in the 4200 block of S. Van Buren. Firefighters arrived five minutes after being called out. 

Firefighters found a fire in the water heater closet that had begun to extend into the hall area. Firefighters put out the fire. 

Officials ruled the fire as accidental. 

The ignition involved both the gas and electrical utilities and the exacted cause is listed as undetermined at this time.

No one was home and no injuries were reported. 

The estimated property loss on this incident was $5,000. The estimated content loss was $1,500. 

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