Homeowner uses torpedo heater to unfreeze pipes, house catches fire

Homeowner uses torpedo heater to unfreeze pipes, house catches fire

Homeowner uses torpedo heater to unfreeze pipes, house catches fire

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Posted on January 8, 2010 at 5:35 PM

(WHAS11)  Louisville Metro firefighters are warning residents on the correct way to warm up their pipes tonight, after a fire on South Sixth Street.
 

Authorities said the homeowner was using a rented torpedo heater to get her pipes to unfreeze.
 

When the homeowner went to return the heater, the house caught fire.  Firefighters were also forced to warm up the fire hydrant after it froze.
 

The fire caused only minor damage to the home.

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