Attic Fire Displaces Family of 10

July 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A fire at a home in Visalia has displaced a family of 6 adults and 4 children. The fire broke out early Saturday morning in the attic of a home on N. Ben Maddox Way in Visalia. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire in the attic near an electrical panel.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical. Damage to the structure is estimated at $40,000. Due to the amount of damage to the home it was determined unsafe to occupy by City Building officials. The Red Cross was contacted to assist the family.

No injuries were reported.

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