Family & Home
House fire in north La Crosse may have resulted from trying to thaw pipes
Reckless use of a heating appliance is being blamed for a Christmas Eve fire at a north La Crosse home.
On Saturday night, shortly before 7 p.m., firefighters were called to the one-thousand block of Liberty Street, to find smoke inside a house.
The crews extinguished a fire in a first-floor wall. Everyone in the home had evacuated and there were no injuries.
The heating appliance apparently had been used to thaw a frozen water pipe.