Vent fan causes fire in bathroom of DeKalb home

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 10:23 a.m.CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 11:20 p.m.CDT

DeKALB – A bathroom ventilation fan started a fire Monday in a DeKalb resident’s attic.

At 10:41 p.m., DeKalb firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from an attic at 817 Colby Court in DeKalb.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within five minutes. Nobody was injured.

After the fire was extinguished, firefighters ventilated the attic to remove any residual smoke and searched for any other sources of fire. The home’s bathroom and attic were damaged in the fire.

An investigation found the bathroom ventilation fan caused the fire, which caused an estimated $8,000 in damage, fire officials said.

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