Desert Hot Springs church fire caused by exhaust fan

Investigators pinpointed cause to women's restroom

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - An exhaust fan in the women's restroom may have caused a fire that prompted eight fire engines to respond to a Desert Hot Springs church on Monday.

Cal Fire investigators said there appeared to be a short in the fan, which sparked a fire in the attic of Grace Church around 3:10 p.m.

Firefighters managed to put the fire out in about 10 minutes, but not before the smoke and flames caused $10,000 in damages.

No one was hurt.

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