Space Heater Blamed For Tecumseh House Fire

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TECUMSEH, Kan. (WIBW) -- Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office say a space heater is to blame for a house fire Wednesday morning.

Shawnee Heights fire crews were called around 6:40 am to 5132 Southeast 4th Terrace.

Battalion Chief Scott Price says crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames in the home. He says the owner and his two pets had gotten out safely.

Price says vegetation around the home posed some difficulty but crews were able to quickly knock down the fire. They remained on the scene, putting out hot spots.

The home was heavily damaged.