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House Fills With Smoke When Electrical Box Fails

A residence in the 300 block of Rio Verde Place filled with smoke just before 8:00 p.m.

Milpitas Fire Department rig. Credit: Patch archive
Milpitas Fire Department rig. Credit: Patch archive
Investigators determined that an electrical box malfunction caused a house in Milpitas to fill with smoke on Wednesday evening, according to fire officials.

At 7:57 p.m. the Milpitas Fire Department responded to a residence in the 300 block of Rio Verde Place on a report of smoke coming from inside the home.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from inside the residence and light smoke coming out of the eves of the house, fire officials said.

One person was displaced by the smoke and relocated for the evening. No injuries reported, fire officials said.

The origin of the smoke was determined to be an electrical box located in the crawl space above the ceiling, according to fire officials.

PG&E responded to the scene to conduct repairs, fire officials said.

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