8 People Displaced After Lower Valley Home Goes Up in Flames

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 9:32pm

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a house fire in the Lower Valley.

Crews responded to the home on Carmelita Cir. at 3:15 p.m. Sunday.  Firefighters said the fire started in a front bedroom of the home and spread to the attic.

A total of eight people were evacuated from the home, as well as two apartments in the back of the property. 

Firefighters had to make a whole in the roof to allow for ventilation so they could put the fire out.

No one was injured.

The home is considered a total loss.  The apartment units to the rear were not damaged.

The Red Cross of El Paso is helping all eight people with a place to live.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

 

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