UPDATED: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:43pm
belton, tx — An elderly woman and her dog were displaced Thursday morning in Belton when their house was destroyed by fire.
According to fire officials, the fire started around 8:29 a.m. in the 400 block of S. East Street in Belton. The first unit on the scene reported flames and smoke coming from the home. It took firefighters about 25 minutes to get the fire under control. Two engines, two medic units, and a chief officer, which was a total of ten firefighters, responded to the scene. Fire Chief Francisco Corona said the home is no longer usable. The woman and her dog were able to make it out of the house safely.
The fire is still being investigated, but it is believed to have started in the living room of the house.
The woman and her dog are expected to stay with family members for now.
Belton and Morgan’s Point Volunteer Firefighters and Scott & White Medical Transportation Services were on standby for the City of Belton as Belton Fire and EMS crews worked the incident.