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Waco FD contains housefire near campus

Waco FD contains housefire near campus
January 24
04:49 2014
Firefighters responded to a house fire on the 800 block of South 7th Street and Ross Avenue on Thursday, January 23, 2014.   Travis Taylor | Lariat Photo Editor

Firefighters responded to a house fire on the 800 block of South 7th Street and Ross Avenue on Thursday, January 23, 2014.
Travis Taylor | Lariat Photo Editor

By Travis Taylor
Photo Editor

Firefighters contained a house fire at 7:38 p.m. Thursday at the 800 block of S. Seventh Street and Ross Avenue. Firefighters contained the fire within five to 10 minutes after arriving on scene. Assistant Chief with the Waco Fire Department Patrick Kerwin said the residents of the house, two adults and an infant, were not at home at the time of the fire.

Initially the report was one person, the mother of the infant, was unaccounted for. After searching the area for a few minutes, the mother returned to the scene and was accounted for. Firefighters also found two rabbits inside of the home. One rabbit had died in the fire while the second survived after being administered oxygen by firefighters. Kerwin said the cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation by the fire marshal.

“There’s so much damage in the front, it probably suffered heavy damage,” Kerwin said.

The family has been displaced and plans to stay with a relative, Kerwin said.

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