RED OAK — No injuries were reported by residents or firefighters from a fire that broke out in a carport on Wednesday afternoon. First responders were dispatched about 10:30 a.m. to the 900 block of Bells Chapel Circle.
“The fire started in the carport area. Engine two arrived on scene and got the fire knocked down really quickly,” Red Oak Assistant Fire Chief Ben Blanton said. “There were no vehicles involved, just a lot of personal belongings underneath there. They made a good stop in preventing it from getting into the house.”
Blanton said the fire was located about 10 feet from a mobile home but did not spread to the structure. The fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes.
Members of the Waxahachie Fire Department provided assistance on the call by bringing water to the scene. Glenn Heights Firefighters answered incoming emergency calls while Red Oak was on the call.
The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time. Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell is investigating it since the call was located outside the Red Oak city limits and in the county.
Firefighters cleared the scene and returned to the station at about 11:45 a.m.
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