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Fire destroys local home

(Temple Fire & Rescue photo)
(Temple Fire & Rescue photo)(KWTX)
Published: Dec. 10, 2017 at 8:11 PM CST
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Investigators in Temple are working to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a vacant house Sunday afternoon.

Temple Fire Department responded to the call at 610 S. 23rd around 4:30 p.m. and had the blaze under control around 5:05 p.m.

During the fire, an overhead power line was burned and brought down, forcing firefighters to work around the still-energized line until Oncor shut down power.

A Temple police officer also assisted in fighting the flames, using portable extinguisher to keep burning grass from spreading to a neighboring home and yard.

Temple fire reports the rear part of the house and a nearby storage building were heavily damaged .

The home, which is considered a total loss, suffered an estimated loss of around $40,000.

Temple EMS was also on scene.

A total of 10 fire units and 24 personnel worked to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported.