IMPERIAL — Fire tore through a home here this morning, destroying the residence and displacing a family.
County fire officials are investigating whether the blaze was an arson.
The fire erupted sometime before 2:30 a.m. at a home in the 500 block of North C Street. The Imperial County Fire Department was notified of the blaze at 2:35 a.m.
Acting county fire Capt. Ernesto Celis said about 25 firefighters from the county, El Centro, Brawley and Holtville fire departments were called to the scene. He said it took about 30 minutes to extinguish the fire.
He said by the time firefighters arrived at the home at 512 N. C St. was engulfed, adding the house was destroyed.