‘Brush fire’ forces family to evacuate

September 13, 2010

A family was forced out of its north-side home Sunday evening due to a fire apparently caused by a resident who left hair brushes in a pot of boiling water. The family was awakened by a smoke alarm and popping noises in their home at 5400 Indianola Ave. An unidentified man went back into the burning home and suffered smoke inhalation. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.