$250k damage in house fire

A HOME in Westminster early Wednesday caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. but no one was injured (OCFA photo).

A middle-of-the-night fire did an estimated $250,000 in damage to a home in Westminster on Wednesday.

According to the Orange County Fire Authority, the blaze was reported at 3:10 a.m. at a two-story home in the 15000 block of Balboa Street, between McFadden and Bolsa Avenues.

Fifty-five firefighters from the OCFA, Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach fire departments were able to contain the fire to the garage, but the rest of the home still sustained “significant smoke and heat damage.”

The blaze displaced seven adults, two children and one cat. The occupants were alerted by working smoke alarms.

The cause is under investigation. Damage to the structure is estimated at $150,000 and $100,000 to contents.


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