A woodworking shop sustained heavy damage as a result of a slow moving fire that took place early Sunday morning. Firefighters with Emergency Service District No. 6 responded to the call located in the 2200 block of Patrick Road in Waxahachie at 2 a.m.
Ellis County Fire Marshal Joe Stewart said it appears that the fire inside the woodworking shop, located next to a residence, was burning for several hours before anyone noticed it.
The fire started in the roof structure of the 30-foot by 30-foot metal building. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within a matter of minutes and were able to keep it contained. Damage to the building and its contents are estimated at a few thousand dollars.
Stewart said as soon as the residents spotted the fire they were able to slow down its progression with a water hose before the fire department arrived on the scene. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature and was ruled as accidental, Stewart said.
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