Family without home after E-Cigarette causes fire

Posted: 12:31 PM, May 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-14 16:32:45Z

A family is now without a home after an E-Cigarette caused their house to catch fire. 

Fire crews responded to a fire around 6 p.m. on Friday in the 4300 block of Turkeyfoot Road. It took around 40 firefighters about a half an hour to extinguish the flames. 

The house sustained around $100,000 of damage and the family lost $50,000 worth of belongings inside the house. The family living in the house has been displaced and they are being helped by the Red Cross. 

The Office of the State Fire Marshal says the fire started in the bedroom and was caused by an E-Cigarette. No other information has been released at this time.