Rural Home Destroyed In Early-Morning Blaze

RIESEL (November 13, 2013) Firefighters were battling a house fire Wednesday morning near Riesel that had destroyed a rural home.

(Photo by Christina Truong)

Riesel police Chief Danny Krumnow said when he arrived at the scene he encountered a man who had been inside the home when the fire started but was able to escape without injury.

The fire was reported just after 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at 2949 Rice Road, a few miles east of Riesel.

Firefighters from Riesel and Mart and EMS crews from Waco were on the scene.

The first unit at the fire reported the single-story frame home was engulfed in flames.

Within a few minutes most of the house had collapsed and firefighters were left to try to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading to adjacent structures.