House fire confined to bedroom |

House fire confined to bedroom

A fire inside an attic bedroom Wednesday morning caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to a house at 1199 Martin Ave.

A teen-age girl asleep in the bedroom woke up because of the blaze and called 911 at 1:24 a.m.

“It was possibly an electrical fire,” said South Lake Tahoe Fire Battalion Chief Scott Douglass. “The burn patterns and heat intensity indicate it was electrical, but the investigation was inconclusive.”

Douglass said there was also about $10,000 worth of damage to contents inside the home. He said the house was still habitable since the fire was contained to the upstairs bedroom.

Two engines responded to the fire. Firefighters had packed up and left by 3:25 a.m.

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