Posted: Dec 10, 2013 8:23 AM by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Dec 10, 2013 10:20 AM
BOONE COUNTY - A house fire early Tuesday morning was caused by a shortage in an electrical outlet.
Southern Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a home on Route M west of Ashland around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officials say the fire was started in the living room due to a shortage in the outlet where the family had their Christmas tree plugged in. The family of three all made it out safely.
Officials told KOMU-TV that the fire was contained within 10 minutes of crews responding to the scene.
The home was a total loss with damages estimated around $15,000.