At approximately 8:24 PM, Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at 1550 Wall. The structure is a large two story wood frame home. The first unit arrived on scene less than two minutes after the alarm.
Firefighters found one room on fire at the rear of the home and made a quick attack. As they extinguished the fire in the back room they found the fire had already spread through concealed spaces into the attic. The fire spread quickly and firefighters had to withdraw and fight the fire from the exterior. Extra crews were called to assist due to the size of the fire. Several firefighters were also called from off duty to supplement the crews on scene while other on-duty firefighters continued to cover the rest of the city. It took over an hour before the fire was under control and families on either side of the burning home were evacuated for a short time as a precaution. Once the fire was under control it still took several more hours to extinguish the smoldering areas. No firefighters were injured.
The occupant of the home was able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived.
The fire originated in a bedroom and appears to have been caused by an electrical short.