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Too many space heaters plugged in might have sparked a house fire

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Friday night was busy for Beaumont firefighters with Beaumont Fire Rescue who worked their fourth fire of the evening just before midnight.

Around 11:50 p.m. firefighters were called to home at 4980 Kenneth Avenue.  This is off of Highland Avenue in the south end of Beaumont.

A firefighter told 12News that a man, his wife and their teenaged daughter escaped safely, but the fire left the house in an unlivable condition. 

The American Red Cross offered assistance, but the family is staying with relatives.

Deputy Chief Calvin Carrier said the fire appears to have started near a breaker box in a bedroom and then expanded to the attic.  He also said it could have been sparked by too many space heaters in use at the same time.

Earlier Friday, Beaumont firefighters faced a house fire on Pope Street, and another one on Glynn Lane.  They also battled a large blaze at the vacant Economy Inn on College Street.

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