Self-cleaning oven blamed for Henrico house fire

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-22 09:29:22-05

(WTVR) - Three people including one teenager are homeless this morning, staying with family members, after a house fire damages their home in Henrico's east end.

Fire Captain Jim Mellon tells us the fire got started shortly after 2 am this morning at 405 Gunnsboro Court near Pleasant St.

The fire was marked under control about 20 minutes later.

No one was injured.

Investigators believe the fire started when a towel hanging in front of the stove ignited while it was on a self-cleaning process.