House Fire in Chico Contained Quickly

Jul 7, 2014 7:44 AM

An update on some breaking news we're following out of Chico.

Firefighters are on the scene of what turned out to be a small house fire.

Fire investigators say a smoke alarm did its job by alerting both residents in a Palmetto Avenue home.

Firefighters say a box of miscellaneous items caught fire in the home around 4 a.m.

Smoke from the fire tripped the alarm and the residents called 911.

Fire crews put out the fire quickly after arriving and after a man inside also tried to put the fire out.

The house suffered some water and smoke damage.

The cause is under investigation.


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