Update: Gerber house fire cause possibly electrical

Feb 28, 2014 11:18 AM

Update: Homeowner believes the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction.

The 5 residents were able to escape the Ventura Avenue home in Gerber before it was engulfed in flames.

Cal Fire responded to the home just before 5 a.m. and was able to contain the fire before it spread to any other structures. Fire officials say they're still investigating the cause, but the homeowner we spoke with says it may have been electrical.

The woman living in the home says she heard a popping noise and smelled smoke. That's when she grabbed her infant child, and alerted her son, boyfriend and one other family member to get out of the house. The fire is believed to have started in the front of the home, forcing the family to escape through the back of the residence. Red Cross is stepping in to assist the displaced family.


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