Watertown Mattress Fire Cause by Faulty Space Heater

The Fire Department determined the cause of the blaze that started in a Howard Street home on Dec. 27.


A faulty space heater sparked a blaze that damaged a mattress in a Howard Street home last week.

The fire started at 4:42 p.m. on Dec. 27, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.

"The Fire Department responded to a fire on the second floor of a home on Howard Street and found a mattress on fire," Lawn said. "The fire was extinguished and it was caused by a faulty space heater."

The mattress was dragged out of the home and fire did not significant damage to the rest of the home.

Peter Griffin January 03, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Why do the police comment on fire related calls?
Charlie Breitrose January 03, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Peter, the police also respond to fires, so they write up reports. I got the information when I was talking to the police about the arrest log. Typically the Fire Department will comment on these stories.


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