House heavily damaged by fire

Wellington News – November 5, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – November 28, 2014

A house fire at 1323 North B Street in Wellington caused extensive damage to a house and its contents, local fire officials said.

When firefighters arrived at 10:40 Friday morning, they found heavy smoke coming from the structure.

Firefighters made entry through the front door and found extensive fire in the attic area. Firefighters had to cut holes in the roof for ventilation and pull ceilings in the majority of the house to extinguish the fire.

The occupants of the home discovered the fire and made it out of the structure without injury. Due to fire, smoke and water damage the house and contents suffered considerable damage. The occupants had no insurance and the homeowner is not available yet for insurance information.

Occupants were listed as Tonya Ortega and Justin Myers, along with a baby and a dog. No injuries were reported.

Fire officials estimated the damage at $10,000.

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