The man renting a home on Elm Rd. in Webberville tells News 10 he started a fire there Friday evening when using a blowtorch to thaw a frozen water pipe.
The man and his daughter got out safely.
The American Red Cross recommends the following options for thawing pipes:
--electric heating pad
--wrap pipes in towel soaked in hot water
Blowtorches and other open flames are too dangerous.
You can prevent pipes inside the house from freezing by running a steady trickle of water.