Electric heater blamed for Northside fire

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

NORTHSIDE, OH (FOX19) - An electric heater is being blamed as the cause of a fire in Northside.

Flames broke out Sunday evening in the 1600 block of Burgoyne Street.

First responders discovered smoke showing from the second floor of a two-story home. It was determined that the occupants were out of the building and the fire was brought under control in a few minutes.

Investigators say an electric space heater caused the fire. Damage is estimated at $30,000 to the structure and the contents. Smoke alarms were present but not sounding at the time of the fire.