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Calexico house fire

(House fire in Calexico)…The fire was reported Wednesday afternoon

. It was at a house on Mary Avenue, behind Calexico City Hall, and around the corner from the Cities Fire Station #1. The 3-alarm fire was reported by a passer-by. Assistance from the Imperial Irrigation District was initially needed, after Calexico firemen were shocked as they tried to enter the area. Parts of the home and the surrounding fence were charged with electricity. The 3-alarms included assistance from the County, Holtville and El Centro Fire Departments. Fire officials say the fire started in the attic of the home, but the actual cause is being investigated. Nobody was home at the time of the fire. There is no report on the seriousness of the electrical shock received by the first responders.