Electrical fire displaces Texas family of eight on Christmas Eve

Electrical fire displaces Texas family of eight on Christmas Eve

Electrical fire displaces Texas family of eight on Christmas Eve

The fire, which investigators believe started on or near the outside wall of the home, spread to the attic above the garage, Franklin said.

Firefighters quickly extinguished a grease fire and prevented it from spreading to the rest of the house late Sunday night.

But his house is a loss and most of the family's Christmas presents were destroyed. The three families were given vouchers for housing in hotels, Holmes said, but he was not certain whether they needed additional clothing.

According to Mobile Fire-Rescue, a call came out around 5:18 p.m. for a residential fire on Jessie Street in Mobile.

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The fire was contained to the apartment, but both the apartment and bar were damaged, Winistorfer said.

Susan Hilliard, a resident of the complex, said she saw smoke coming out of the building. Red Cross provided shelter assistance for three residents. It took about 24 firefighters to put out the flames.

Cause of the fire is under investigation and damage is estimated at $27,000.

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