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Fire damages home in Harker Heights last weekend

Sara Escobar

Evening Star

A fire that heavily damaged the garage at a home in Harker Heights is still under investigation, according to a press release from the fire department.

Photo by SARA ESCOBAR
The remains of the garage at 2502 Red Fern Drive after firefighters responded to a distress call on Sunday. Smoke damage can be seen surrounding the damaged area.

The dispatch was received at 8:01 p.m. on Sunday from the Bell County 911 Center in regards to a compromised structure at 2502 Red Fern Drive. The HHFD responded with One Engine company, One Quint company, two ALS Medic units, as well as One Engine company from the Killeen Fire Department, in accordance to the department’s automatic aid agreement.

The first arriving units on scene arrived four minutes from the time of dispatch to find heavy smoke coming from under the closed garage. No flame was visible, and all residents and animals were accounted for outside the home when they arrived.

The initial attack team removed the metal garage door to find heavy smoke and flames throughout the entire area. The fire was under control within 10 minutes of their arrival, and approximately 1500 gallons of water was used to extinguish the blaze.

The garage was heavily damaged, and wooden boards can now be seen nailed over its entrance at the home. The rest of the structure had minimal smoke damage, officials said.

No injuries were sustained by either occupants or firefighters at the scene.

Fire investigators were summoned to the scene to complete a thorough investigation. The incident continues to be under investigation by the Fire Marshall’s office.

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