FORRESTON — Three residents were displaced from their home after a fire broke out on Sunday night at 11:55 p.m. in the 400 block of Blair Road.

“I got there first and the whole kitchen was completely engulfed. Once we got there the Forreston’s engine started laying their [hose] line and started fighting the fire,” Emergency Services District 6 District Fire Chief Jake Escamilla said. “There was nobody home at the time of the fire. They came home and saw smoke coming out of the doors. That is when they called us.”

Escamilla said firefighters fought the fire from the inside and outside of the mobile home. Firefighters made entry into the structure and found that the fire was contained to one-half of the structure. It is believed that the fire started in the kitchen and spread to other parts of the home. The fire was completely out within 30 minutes.

Providing assistance on the call to Forreston firefighters were members of the Emergency Services District 6 Volunteer Fire Department. No injuries were reported from firefighters working the call or from residents.

Escamilla said the American Red Cross was not contacted because residents told firefighters that they had family in the area that they could stay with. Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell is investigating the cause of the fire. The cause has not been determined at this time. Firefighters cleared the scene and returned to the station at 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

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