Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa family is being helped by Red Cross after their home caught fire early Wednesday morning.

Around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, an Odessa home in the 10,000 block of West 20th caught fire.

A family of five was inside the home asleep when the fire ignited.

We're told one of the homeowners was transported to the hospital for anxiety.

The investigation turned up that the fire was started by an electrical short.

The home is considered a total loss.