A residential structure fire caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage Wednesday morning. First responders were dispatched to the 100 block of W. University at 3:14 a.m.
According to the reports, engine one arrived on scene to find a single-story, wood frame house with heavy fire venting from the back corner of the building and light smoke coming from the eaves.
Firefighters were notified by the Waxahachie Police Department that the building was vacant. Crews from engine one pulled hose and knocked down the fire from an exterior window. A search of the building was then made by firefighters from engine two, with that search turning up clear.
Although the building was vacant, utilities to the building were still connected, with firefighters turning off both the gas and electric.
Mutual aid was received from the Midlothian Fire Department at the scene.
Members of the Red Oak Fire Department filled in at station three while first responders were out on the call.
Units cleared the scene at 4:44 a.m.
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