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Article updated: 7/29/2013 10:58 AM

Batavia electrical fire blamed on water tank

By Russell Lissau

Editor's note: Story updated Monday, July 29 to correct error in name of facility where fire occurred.

An electrical fire caused an estimated $20,000 damage to a building at a Batavia retirement community, authorities said.

The blaze was reported about 10:45 p.m. Friday at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway. An electrical panel had ignited, according to a news release from the Batavia Fire Department. A firefighter put out the blaze with a portable extinguisher.

The blaze was blamed on a water-softener tank that had overflowed and leaked onto the panel, authorities said.

The building was temporarily evacuated, and one person was taken to a hospital for reasons not related to the fire, the release said.

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