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Lightning Starts Sunday House Fire In College Station

Lightning started a house fire Sunday during the noon hour in south College Station.

According to a College Station fire department Facebook post, 21 firefighters took about seven minutes to get the fire under control at a home on Stevens Creek Court. That’s located just off of Greens Prairie Trail and north of Creek Meadow Boulevard.

No one was injured.

Additional information from the College Station fire department:

On Sunday, April 7, the College Station fire department responded to a structure fire in the 3700 block of Stevens Creek Court.

First arriving crews reported smoke from the roof. Crews made entry to the house and began searching for the source of the smoke. After gaining access to the attic, fire was found and rapidly extinguished.

The situation was brought under control in approximately 7 minutes due to the quick action of the 21 #firefighters, in 9 apparatus, that responded. With rain continuing, crews worked to cover the roof and prevent any further damage to personal property from rain and inclement weather.

Thanks to CSFD’s Community Action Response Team who provided temporary shelter, food, and other necessities to the residents until permanent arrangements can be secured. Additionally, thanks to College Station Police Department who assisted in scene security while fire crews worked on extinguishing the fire.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire was determined to be from a lightning strike.

Remember, working smoke detectors save lives. Please, check your smoke detectors monthly, and change the batteries every year.

Screen shot from the College Station fire department’s Facebook page.

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Posted by on Apr 7 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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