Lower Valley fire sustains heavy fire damage Friday afternoon

MGN Online
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:03pm

UPDATE: The El Paso Fire Department has now contained the fire at 216 Whittier in El Paso's Lower Valley. They have requested a fire investigator and a city investigator to inspect the cause and assess the structural stability of the home due to heavy fire damage.

EARLIER:

The El Paso Fire Department is battling a Condition 3 fire at 216 Whittier in El Paso's Lower Valley Friday afternoon.

The call came in just before noon, and has since been upgraded to a condition 3 fire with 10 EPFD units and 36 personnel on the scene. A spokesman with the El Paso Fire Department says that the fire is located in the attic of the home and additional EPPD units are being requested to help with hose protection.

Please avoid travel near Pinion and Whittier, as fire crews work in the area.

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