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Redding Investigators Determine Cause of House Fire

Investigators say electrical failure may have been to blame for the fire that injured two Redding homeowners on Sept. 11.

Posted: Sep 11, 2018 6:28 PM
Updated: Sep 12, 2018 11:39 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Redding fire investigators have determined the cause of a fire that injured two people Monday morning.

Firefighters got a call to a home in the 6200 block of Westside Road in south Redding at around 9:30.

Fire Marshal Craig Wittner said the fire originated from the back porch and homeowners by an electrical failure.

“We've interviewed the male occupant,” Wittner said. “He gave us an idea of what they saw and when and where. So the investigators are behind the house. They have identified an area of origin.”

Wittner says the woman was asleep when the fire broke out, and the man was on his computer when he heard sounds coming from the back porch.

The woman was taken to the hospital with symptoms of smoke inhalation, and the man was treated on-site for second-degree burns.

It took firefighters about 25 minutes to get the fire under control.

And they spent the rest of the morning spraying down the attic with water and foam to put out any possible hotspots.

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