Astoria Fire and Rescue arrived just in the nick of time today to put out an upstairs fire before it spread.

A homeowner in the 1500 block of Seventh Street called 911 just before 8 a.m. to report smoke coming from a wall.

Fire personnel arrived and found the fire. They were able to put it out before much damage could be done, Deputy Fire Chief Steve Straily said.

“We did put out a small fire in a bedroom,” he said. “Thankfully, we were able to get it out pretty quickly.”

The cause of the fire is likely a reptile tank heating lamp.

There were no injuries.


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