A local business owner trying to warm up during recent cold weather accidentally ignited a fire at his plant nursery when his heater malfunctioned on Jan. 7, Beaumont Fire/Rescue reports.

According to a news release, just before 7:30 p.m., the owner of Sunshine Plant House in the 3400 block of Concord Road in Beaumont reported a fire at the business. Firefighters responded and found part of a greenhouse in flames. They were quickly able to control and extinguish the blaze, which reportedly caused moderate damage to the structure.

Mitchell James Clay

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