UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
WACO -- Fire officials are investigating three fires that happen Sunday. Victims are shaken when returning home to look at what's left of their belongings. It's all after three separate fires broke out in Waco.
Investigators say a fire on Kellum around 4:41 p.m. destroyed a home when a novelty lighter exploded, igniting the bed sheets. The person in the house at the time was Helen Johnson. She tried to extinguish the flames, but says it got out of control. "I couldn't even see in the room, and I had to get out of there because stuff started breaking, and I was just scared," Johnson told Fox 44.
Just one hour later, another fire at an apartment on Park Ave. Scott Weatherford came home to find his condo filled with smoke. "The smoke was so overwhelming i just got out immediately and called the fire department. so, it was pretty scary," said Weatherford.
Officials say that fire broke out between the first and second level floor space. Most of the damage at the apartment was due to firefighters gaining access to where they believe the fire started. Victims of that fire are now back in their apartments.
Fire fighters say a fire in the 2200 block of Windsor took down a garage around noon Sunday, causing minor damage to the home. Officials suspect that was due to electrical problems.