Fresno house fire blamed on faulty electrical outlet

The Fresno BeeMarch 23, 2014 

A faulty electrical outlet sparked a house fire in southwest Fresno on Sunday, Fresno Fire spokesman Keola Park said.

Fire officials were dispatched to the 2400 block of South Lotus Avenue about 8:17 p.m. and were able to put the fire out within minutes, Park said.

No one was hurt, but two residents were displaced. The American Red Cross was helping them find a place to stay, Park said.

No damage estimate was available Sunday night, Park said.

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