Dishwasher cause of home fire in Huntsville
The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department investigated the cause of a fire which severely damaged the kitchen of a home on Stephenson Road 2 West over the weekend.
The Fire Dept. says that a malfunction involving the electrical components of the dishwasher started the fire.
The fire occurred at 7 am on Sunday and the family immediately evacuated and called 911.
Fire fighters from Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire before it spread to the rest of the home. No injuries were reported. The family’s home had working smoke alarms.
The Fire Department is encouraging all residents to test their smoke alarms and replace them if they are more than 10-years old.