HOLTVILLE — Fire crews returned this morning to a structure fire here that began Wednesday morning with a space heater.
A woman was in the bedroom of the house when the fire was reported at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Palo Verde Avenue on the west side of town, said Holtville Fire Chief Chuck Cariveau.
The woman, whose name was not available this morning, was burned on her hand when she touched the doorknob of her bedroom door and burned slightly on her forehead when she opened the door and flames rushed in.
She escaped without further injury through a window, Cariveau said.
"It appears a space heater was involved in the start of the fire," Cariveau said, adding the heater was in the dining room, next to the kitchen.