Homes damaged in fire following work by AT&T contractor

Homes damaged in fire following work by AT&T contractor

Mayra Moreno | KTRK-TV

The turkey and all the fixings were ready to go at the Skala home, but instead of a family gathering around the table they will reunite to help in the long clean-up process ahead after their home went up in flames Tuesday.

“My husband is a Marine and that is the remains of his dress blues freshly pressed for his whole life,” said Joyce Skala as she showed Eyewitness News crews the scene. “That’s it and then my wedding dress is melted right next to it.”

On Friday morning, the fire marshal’s office ruled it an accident, saying a contractor hired by AT&T was attempting to install fiber optic cable. Somehow they hit a CenterPoint energy line and a Comcast cable line at the same time…(Read the full story)

 

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