Firefighters respond to Alabama Avenue house fire
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Firefighters fought a fire Tuesday at a vacant house in the 3600 block of Alabama Avenue.
Fire crews called for extra support after heavy flames and smoke were reported upon arrival. Firefighters first extinguished a fire on an exterior staircase before entering the building via the second floor, according to WFFD officials. The fire took about 30 minutes to put out.
Lebanon Road was closed to traffic as the blaze was extinguished.
No injuries were reported at the scene. More firefighters were reportedly called to help with salvage and overhaul operations.
Fire department officials said the fire started in the downstairs bedroom, and that people had been coming and going via the bedroom window. The window was reportedly open when the fire started, allowing it to spread upstairs.
WFFD officials estimate the fire caused about $25,000 in damages to the building and about $500 in damages to the contents.
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