Firefighters take a breather after fighting a smoky fire Friday night the caused significant damage to a Waco home.
WACO (August 17, 2012)—A fire that likely started in a bedroom at the back of a house left the structure heavily damaged but the family was able to escape without injury.
The woman who lived in the home at 1509 N. 7th Street in Waco said she and her three children, ages 17, 13 and 11, noticed the smoke inside the house and got out before firefighters arrived.
Waco Assistant Fire Chief D.C. Yeager said the first unit that arrived reported heavy smoke and fire at the back of the house and into the attic but a quick attack had the blaze knocked down within about 10 minutes.
The single-story, wood frame home was not destroyed but fire, heat and smoke damage forced the family to find another place to stay until repairs could be made.
Yeager said representatives from the American Red Cross had been called to assist the family with lodging and any other needs they might have.
The fire was contained to two rooms on the northeast side of the house but those rooms suffered significant damage.
No one was hurt.
A fire marshal had been called to the scene to begin an investigation to determine the cause of the blaze.
Four engine companies, a ladder truck and a command vehicle responded to the fire.