Rick Bright was just starting to make progress on an effort to renovate the old house where he lived at 323 Illinois, but the electrical system in the house owned by James Leonard cut short the attempt at 9:21 a.m. Tuesday.
Pratt Fire Department Capt. Todd Hoffman said the fire originated somewhere in the attic of the structure. Fire damage was contained in that small area. The water required to put out the blaze caused more extensive damage.
No one was injured.