The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo17° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi34° Increasing Clouds

Saturday Night

Lo25° Chance Snow

Sunday

Hi34° Snow Likely

Sunday Night

Lo23° Chance Snow

Monday

Hi35° Slight Chance Snow Showers then Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo22° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi39° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo26° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi42° Partly Sunny

Electric heater gun on frozen pipe causes fire

Send to Kindle
Print This

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Fire Chief Stan Smoke is urging people to use extreme caution in thawing out frozen pipes during the current cold snap.

A homeowner in the 400 block of Douglas Street started a small fire in a basement wall about 11:15 a.m. Sunday by using an electric heater gun to melt frozen pipes, Smoke said. The wall got so hot that it caught towels on fire that were on the other side of the basement wall. The homeowner…

View my options or Sign in