Fire Breaks Out In Downtown Building; Firefighter Injured

By: Ben Griffin Email
By: Ben Griffin Email
A local firefighter received minor injuries while battling a fire that broke out Monday morning in a recently-remodeled downtown building.

(Photo by Ben Griffin)

KILLEEN (March 31, 2014) Fire Monday morning damaged a downtown Killeen building and left one firefighter with minor injuries.

Killeen fire Chief J.D. Gardner said fire units were sent just after 9 a.m. to the Graystone Building, at 308 East Avenue B, where the first units on the scene found smoke coming from the building.

Firefighters first determined that everyone who was inside the building got out safely and then began a coordinated attack on the blaze, Gardner said.

The fire was contained by 9:30 a.m., Gardner said.

The older downtown building, which belongs to a nearby church, was in use and had recently been remodeled, Gardner said.

He did provide an estimate of damage to the building but did say the damage was minimal.

Gardner said a sprinkler system was added during the remodeling, but said there was no sprinkler head in the room where the fire started.

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