Members of the Waxahachie Rural Fire Department responded to a shed fire Wednesday.

Units were dispatched to the 100 block of Barbara Way at 2:38 p.m. and arrived at 2:58 p.m. 

“We dispatched two engines to the scene and you could see the smoke from this fire in the downtown area,” Capt. Dick Brillhart said.

“When units arrived on the scene they reported heavy smoke and that the fire was well involved.”

Three storage sheds burned in the fire and their contents were considered to be a total loss. The sheds contained a motorcycle, lawn equipment and miscellaneous items, including Christmas lights. Crews were on the scene for about an hour and cleared around 4 p.m.

“Right now the cause of the fire is undetermined. It’s possible that a rodent could have chewed on some of the wires on the motorcycle causing the fire but we don’t have a definite cause yet,” said Jim Pharr, investigator for the Ellis County Fire Marshal’s Office.

“The next door neighbor called this fire into dispatchers and even attempted to put out the fire with a garden hose,” he said.

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