No injuries were reported from a fire in the 100 block of Burnett on Sunday morning. First responders were dispatched at 7:31 a.m.
“The first unit arrived at 7:35 a.m. and reported smoke that was visible from the attic. The damage to the structure was between $15,000 and $20,000,” Waxahachie Fire Chief David Hudgins said.
“It looked like the fire smoldered in an area and burned through the floor,” he said. “With all of the doors shut it didn’t have oxygen (but) when it started its way into the attic it got some. Luckily, at that time in the morning, we had some people getting up and going to church and saw the smoke coming from the attic and called it in.”
The fire had been smoldering for some time because blinds in other rooms of the structure were melted from the heat, Hudgins said, saying the fire started in the utility room of the house. The house was unoccupied and was up for sale.
Firefighters had no problem gaining access since the structure was unlocked, Hudgins said.
Oncor and Atmos Energy disconnected utilities to the structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.
Units cleared the scene at 9:43 a.m.
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