Amherstburg Basement Fire at $100,000January 13, 2018 4:07pm
Investigators say a basement fire in Amherstburg caused $100,000 in damage.
The Amherstburg Fire Department says it happened around 10:30am Saturday at a house on Texas Rd near Knobb Hill Dr.
Two stations responded to the call, and the fire was quickly put out. All occupants escaped, and there were no reports of injuries.
The investigation determined that an electric heat gun was being used to thaw a frozen pipe in the basement.
Use of electric heat gun thawing frozen pipe in basement was cause of fire in 300 block of Texas Road. Damage estimate $100,000. No injuries
— Amherstburg Fire (@Aburg_Fire) January 13, 2018