Good Samaritan tries to put out house fire

Good Samaritan tries to put out house fire

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A fire at a home on the 4300 block of Chelsea Drive in Wichita Falls is under investigation.

Battalion Fire Chief Randal Reel said it appears the blaze started outside the home around 2:12 p.m. Saturday before spreading to the roof of the house.

Chief Reel said it burned the attic of the house and may have been burning for about 30 minutes before anyone noticed.

A neighbor said one person who did notice, was a good Samaritan who was driving and stopped to help.

"He grabbed a hose to try to put out the fire in the backyard," said Kay Daniel. "I think the owner of the house was the second man that come out. They tried to stop the flames from jumping into the roof, but they couldn't stop it."

Daniel said by the time the fire department got there the fire was pretty bad. She also said the homeowners had just moved into that house a few months ago.

At one point, there were 20 fire crews on the scene. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within an hour.

Chief Randall Reel said no injuries were reported. He adds the damage is estimated at about $190,000.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Stay with 6 for updates.

Copyright 2017 KAUAI All Rights Reserved