Chico Family Escapes House Fire

A family of four has been displaced after the rental home caught fire at 7th and Normal Streets in Chico Thursday morning. Chico Fire Inspector Marie Fickert says an aging wood stove is to blame for the fire. Fickert says the fire caused an estimated 15 thousand dollars in damage. The family was not injured during the fire. They escaped the home after smelling smoke and noticing flames from their chimney.

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