Early-Morning Fire Destroys Local Building

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TEMPLE (March 18, 2014) Firefighters battled an early morning fire at a storage building in Temple but in spite of their efforts the building was destroyed.

(Photo by Randy Davis)

No on was injured, Temple Fire and Rescue spokesman Thomas Pechal said, but by the time the blaze was said to be under control there was little left of the building but rubble.

Firefighters were called at about 3:15 a.m. to the blaze in the 1700 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, where the first units to arrive on the scene reported extensive fire and smoke coming from the wood-frame structure.

It took firefighters a little more than an hour to bring the blaze under control, Pechal said.

Firefighters had to work around a live power line that was downed during the incident, Pechal said.

Temple police, Scott and White EMS and Oncor also responded to the scene to assist.

TFR investigators were working Tuesday morning to determine a cause for the blaze.