Fire Spreads from Grill to Midland Home

MIDLAND -  A bar-be-que pit is getting the blame for a fire that spread to a Midland home Thursday afternoon.

The fire broke out around 4:00 in the 2300 block of Storey. Investigators say embers from a bar-be-que pit ignited the fire.

The hot coals hit the dry grass in the backyard and that caught the back of the home on fire.      It also burned down the homeowner's fence and part of his neighbor's.

Fire crews tell us that flammable materials in the backyard fueled the flames.