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Temple Fire & Rescue quickly extinguish fire at abandoned mobile home

Posted at 8:18 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 21:18:47-04

TEMPLE, TX — Temple Fire & Rescue was able to quickly extinguish a fire at an abandoned mobile home Wednesday evening.

Around 6:28 p.m., firefighters were called out for reports of a structure fire in the area of Barnhardt Road in southeast Temple.

When officers arrived, fire crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from an abandoned mobile home located at 2401 East State Highway 36.

The fire also sparked unkempt vegetation, burning the area surrounding the once inhabited residence.

Temple Fire & Rescue had the fire under control at 7:30 p.m.

The department responded with eight firefighting apparatus and 22 personnel. Also on scene were the Little River-Academy Volunteer Fire Department, Temple Police Department and Temple EMS.

No injuries have been reported at this tie.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, as crews remain on scene extinguishing the few remaining hot spots.