Firefighters keep major fire from spreading to multiple homes in Harker Heights

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 1:21pm

A vacant Harker Heights house was destroyed Thursday in a late night fire.

At around 11:50 p.m., officials were dispatched to the 100 block of East Ball Road to reports of a structure fire.

Harker Heights and Killeen firefighters arrived on scene to a home engulfed in flames. The fire had spread to nearby trees and to a neighboring house. People were evacuated from both neighboring homes.

Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire on the exterior of the adjacent home and began an attack on the original fire. The blaze was under control in 17 minutes after arrival. Crews were not able to save the home.

No injuries were reported.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Harker Heights Fire Marshal’s Office. The Harker Heights Fire Marshal’s Office is receiving assistance from the Temple Fire Marshal’s Office, Killeen Fire Marshal’s Office, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the ATF.



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