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Temple firefighters battle three separate fires at same home


Temple crews battled flames three separate times at the same vacant home in one week.

Firefighters responded to a fire at 1313 North 2nd St. Friday night around 10:30 p.m. When they got there, they found heavy smoke showing from a detached wood framed two-story garage apartment.

They battled the flames from both floors and eventually got them under control at 10:55 p.m. Four engines and 23 personnel responded to the fire. 

The vacant building is considered a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

They responded again Saturday morning after finding fire in the attic. Investigators say smoldering embers from Friday night reigned the fire. Crews got there at 9:44 a.m. and had the fire under control at 9:52 a.m.

Firefighters also fought a two-alarm house fire at the same home on August 2. Investigation into all three fires remain open. 


Fire crews had to call for backup after flames engulfed a vacant home in Temple Saturday morning. 

A fire erupted at a house in the 1300 block of North 2nd Street, just before 2 a.m. Smoke was visible to the south in the downtown area. Temple Fire and Rescue searched the single story home for people, but found it empty.

A few minutes after crews entered, heavy fire vented through the roof and the commander ordered firefighters out of the house. They then called for backup and crews used an aerial ladder to fight the blaze and keep it from spreading. The unoccupied house received extensive damage and is a total loss.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still unknown. A dollar loss for the home and its contents has not been determined. A total of 28 Temple Fire personnel responded and it took about two hours to get the fire under control. 

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