Man flees burning home, investigators call fire suspicious
Updated On: Aug 07 2014 09:03:02 AM CDT
A Chico man had to flee his burning home late Wednesday night. Police and fire investigators said the cause of the fire is suspicious.
The fire was reported Wednesday at 10:53 p.m. at 1158 East 10th Street. Police and fire officials were on scene for several hours.
The front of the home was burned, including the living room, den and kitchen. A car in the front yard was destroyed and a boat damaged.
The homeowner Bob Travers said he stayed up late, working on his computer when he noticed something was wrong.
"I smelled what smelled like a wood stove and that didn't make sense to me," said Travers.
"I got up from my computer and went to the front door, I was shocked to see my front porch lit up, not by my light but by the glow of the flames."
Travers and his two dogs got out safely.
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