Fire officials say a malfunctioning electrical outlet in a living room caused a fire that demolished a one-story home in the middle of Basin City Sunday evening.
Franklin County Fire District 4 Chief Steve Cooper says the double-wide manufactured home was situated off 2nd Avenue.
Chief Cooper says the fire started at around 8:30 p.m. when the outlet caught fire and ignited the drapes. The home’s occupants tried extinguishing the flames with cans of water, but to no avail. Those living in the home fled as the blaze consumed the structure.
The house fire set a neighboring RV alight and burned down an outbuilding.
Chief Cooper says a dog died in the blaze.
The house, RV, and outbuilding are total losses. There were no injuries.
Franklin County Fire District’s 3 and 5 assisted.