Elderly Woman, Dogs Escape East El Paso House Fire

Photo Courtesy Miguel Mendez
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 6:25pm

EL PASO — Fire crews responded to a house fire on Normandy Drive Tuesday afternoon where a woman was able to escape safely with her two dogs.

A spokesman for the El Paso Fire Department said the 91-year-old woman was cleaning the stove when the fire started. The stove was left on while she went to watch tv. Officials said the smoke alarm went off and she evacuated.

There was damage to front of home and Red Cross was on hand to assist.


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