Last Weekend Was Busy For Local Fire Departments

Logos from Bryan fire department and College Station fire department social media.
Logos from Bryan fire department and College Station fire department social media.

Bryan firefighters are investigating how a fire started in a vehicle repair shop Sunday during the noon hour. Six vehicles were destroyed and a seventh was damage. Lt. Ethan Ballard of the BFD fire marshal’s office says two people inside the shop on Colson Road, east of the freeway and north of Highway 21, escaped without injuries. No firefighters were hurt as it took 45 minutes to contain the fire.

College Station firefighters responded to four structure fire alarms between early Friday morning and Sunday.

CSFD Captain Stuart Marrs says smoke detectors alerted occupants in two cases. One was at a home on Fernhaven, for what turned out to be a small fire in the void space of an exterior wall. Investigators believe the likely cause is a hot propane weed burner the homeowner had used earlier in the day. No one was injured and no one was displaced. And at a duplex on Cypress, the smoke detector alerted occupants to what turned out to be a very small electrical fire in a bathroom vent fan. Again, no one was injured and no one was displaced.

Marrs also reported at the Cedar Ridge apartments on Southwest Parkway, there was a cooking fire that was contained to the microwave. And at The Grand apartments on Harvey Road, an arcing air conditioning unit resulted in the electricity being disconnected to the unit.

CSFD also received what turned out to be two unintentional automatic alarms at Texas A&M on Sunday afternoon. Marrs said the alarm at the Veterinary Medical Clinic was set off by equipment producing excessive heat. And an alarm at the MSC was triggered by sheet rock dust during a remodeling project.