House Fire Displaces 16, Sends Woman To Local Hospital

By: Jim Peeler Email
By: Jim Peeler Email
A house fire Wednesday displaced a total of 16 people and sent a woman to a local hospital.

(Photo by Jim Peeler)

WACO (July 3, 2013)—Fire heavily damaged a house Wednesday morning in North Waco and sent one of the home’s 16 residents to a local hospital.

The fire was reported at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday at 2027 Reuter Ave.

Smoke and flames were showing when the first unit arrived.

Seven children and two adults were in the house when the fire started.

They escaped safely, but one woman suffered minor smoke inhalation and was taken to Providence Health Center, Waco Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Kerwin said.

The fire appears to have started in a middle bedroom and spread to a living area, causing heavy damage, he said.

The cause is under investigation.

The Heart of Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross is providing assistance the 16 displaced residents.

“We were fortunate to be able to respond to this fire during the day and within minutes of the fire department call. The family has been received assistance in short term housing, food, clothing and medical needs,” said Bob Roberts, disaster services responder.

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