By Trey Honeycutt, Photographer
At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to a house fire in Elm Mott, located about 15 minutes north of Waco.
The fire was so large the Elm Mott Fire Department requested assistance from the Waco Fire Department to combat the fire. The blaze attracted attention from friends and neighbors, who watched the joint efforts of the two fire departments to put out the fire.
One of the home’s residents, Ms. Brown, said her house didn’t stand a chance against the flames.
“The whole thing was gone in about 25 minutes,” Ms. Brown said.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, but Ms. Brown speculates it was caused by a window air-conditioning unit that was recently installed.
“When I left today I smelled something burning, but couldn’t see anything. I just thought that someone was barbecuing” said a second resident.
The building was empty when the incident occurred, leaving its residents unharmed when it went up in flames.