Fire suppression units of the Beaumont Fire/Rescue responded to a reported apartment fire at 3190 Eastex Freeway. Units arrived to find the kitchen of apartment 207 involved by fire. They were able to extinguish the fire in a matter of minutes, confining fire, smoke and water damage to the involved unit. Fire Investigators determined the fire originated in a microwave located on a counter. The cause of the fire is Accidental. No one was home at the time of the fire. The occupant was located and Red Cross is providing assistance to that occupant. No firefighters were injured.


Captain E. White, Beaumont Fire/Rescue