Fire displaces family, injures Beaumont firefighter
A family of four is displaced following a house fire in Beaumont Friday morning.
The fire happened just after 10 a.m. at a house located at 3935 Eloise Street in west Beaumont. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming all the roof vents. No one was home.
Once firefighters were able to make entry they found the attic of the home on fire. The fire was confined to the attic and caused major damage to the roof structure. There was also water damage to some rooms of the house.
A news release from Beaumont Fire-Rescue says the fire appears to have been caused by an electrical short in the attic.
One firefighter suffered a knee injury while fighting the fire and was taken to Baptist Hospital for treatment.
Firefighters were on the scene until almost noon.
Submit a news tip
Do you know of something that would be a good news story? Enter your email address and select "Submit" to send it to 12 News HD. You can also call the news tip line at 409-838-1212
Wednesday's release of audio recordings of the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings will force news organizations to make difficult decisions.More >>
Wednesday's release of audio recordings of the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings will force news organizations to make difficult -- and probably unpopular -- decisions about what to broadcast and what to hold back.More >>
Cleared of his wife's murder, Michael Morton was freed from prison after nearly 25 yearsMore >>
Imagine being out to dinner with the love of your life and your beautiful, smiling, 3-year-old child. It's a double celebration: your birthday and the end of your young boy's difficult recovery from surgery for a heart defect.More >>
The man was fishing from a kayak when a shark bit his dangling footMore >>
A man fishing from a kayak off a Hawaiian island has died after being bitten by a shark, authorities said Monday. The incident was the latest in an alarming spate of shark attacks in the state this year.More >>