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County Road 2341 Home Destroyed By Blaze

A County Road 2341 home was destroyed by a blaze Thursday morning. No injuries were reported to have resulted from the fire. The cause of the blaze had yet to be determined early Thursday afternoon., according to fire reports.

Hopkins County, Brinker, Como, Pickton-Pine Forest and Arbala firefighters were dispatched to the CR 2341 address, just south of Interstate 30 around 10:15 a..m. Aug. 19, 2021, to the reported structure fire. When the fire units arrived, firefighters reported the house was fully involved with fire. Firefighters tackled the blaze, getting it under control around 11:15 a.m. Crews remained on scene at 1 p.m. Thursday in the “mop up” phase of the firefight, checking for and extinguishing hot spots as they were located in the charred debris. The local chapter of the Red Cross had been dispatched to respond at the site to provide rehab for the fire crews.

The owners reportedly told fire officials the house has been under construction since last summer. They have been slowly adding to the structure which prior to the blaze had an attached garage, with what appeared to be an upstairs extension from the main part of the home over the garage. The family does have somewhere to stay.

Remains of a CR 2341 home destroyed by fire Thursday morning, Aug. 19, 2021

Author: Faith Huffman

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