Having Pipe Problems? Don’t Use a Heater to Warm Them Up

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WEST ODESSA - If you're dealing with pipe problems, don't use a heater to try and warm them up, it could lead to a fire.

As we first reported on NewsWest 9 Sunrise, firefighters were called out to a West Odessa home on Alexander Avenue around 11:00 Wednesday night.

The Fire Chief told our photographer that the owner put a heater under the house to warm up his pipes, he then left the home and it caught fire.

It took firefighters about 40 minutes to get everything out.

The flames destroyed about half of the home.
No one was hurt.