Boonville Fire Caused by Electrical Malfunction

Published 07/29 2014 11:16AM

Updated 07/29 2014 11:18AM

An electrical malfunction is to blame for a Boonville fire that sent one firefighter to the hospital.
The fire happened Sunday at a home in the 2000 block of Long Road, just off South Yankeetown Road.
Assistant Fire Chief Steven Byers of the Boonville Fire Department says the electrical malfunction took place in the home's garage.
Byers says the homeowner and 2 children were able to get out of the home safely.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital for a heat-related heart attack. 
Byers says he is now doing fine and is expected to make a full recovery.

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