The first 911 call came into the dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center at 8:08 p.m. reporting smoke coming from the eaves of a one-and-a-half story home located in the 13500 block of Densmore Avenue North. The first arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the second floor bedroom. It took less than 20 minutes for fire crews to completely extinguish the flames.
All three occupants and their two large dogs were in the backyard when the fire broke out. There were no reported injuries.
The fire investigator says the overheated wall outlet and an electrical cord plugged into it ignited the fire and extended to nearby combustibles, the surrounding walls and the ceiling.
The damage estimate is $35,000 to the structure and $10,000 to the contents.
The displaced family is staying with relatives.