Officials: Christmas tree starts fire at Midland home

MIDLAND, Tx. (KOSA) -- New details have been released after a home caught on fire in Midland on Tuesday.

Midland Fire Department truck. (CBS 7 File Photo)

According to the City of Midland, the fire department responded to a house fire in the 3200 block of Mariana Avenue around 9:30 p.m.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire in 45 minutes. No one was at home at the time.

An investigation revealed that the fire was caused by an 'ignition of a natural Christmas tree', They believe it was either a space heater too close or older outdoor lights on the tree that sparked the fire.

The fire started on the first floor before spreading upstairs.