Firefighters Investigating Cause of Vacant Apartment Fire

Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 7:45pm

El Paso firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant apartment in Central El Paso.

The fire started shortly before 2:00 a.m. Saturday on Myrtle Ave. near Cotton.

According to George DeLaTorre, Spokesman for the El Paso Fire Department, witnesses called 9-1-1 after seeing smoke pouring out of the single-story building.

Fire investigators said the blaze started in the front living room of the apartment, and also spread to another nearby apartment with a family of four inside.  Two nearby businesses, Goldie’s Bar and El Zahuan Restaurant, also sustained smoke damage.

No injuries were reported.

Damages are estimated at $20,000.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.
 

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