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Old heater blamed for early morning house fire

A woman and her grandson are shaken up after their home caught fire early this morning.

According to the McLennan County Sheriff's Office, the fire started around 1 a.m. in a bathroom inside the home located 7039 West Lake Creek Road in Riesel. The woman was treated on scene by paramedics after she complained of smoke inhalation but her grandson is okay. The fire was contained to the bathroom.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but deputies believe it was caused by an old heater in the bathroom that sparked flames when it shorted out.

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