local family was displaced earlier this week after a fire consumed a portion of their home outside of Glen Rose.
Local firefighters with the Somervell County Fire Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of CR 404 at 1:22 p.m., Monday, April 21, after the occupant, Rob Langdon, called 9-1-1 to report that a fire had started in the home’s kitchen area.
According to Assistant Fire Chief Steve Willis, 11 firefighters responded to the blaze and found that Langdon, who was reportedly renting the mobile home, had already escaped without injury.
Four emergency vehicles, including an EMS unit responded to the fire, which was quickly extinguished and contained in the kitchen area, said Willis.
“There was a lot of heat and smoke damage, and some water damage in the kitchen,” said Willis. “Fortunately, the occupant got out OK and was not injured in the fire.”
Willis said that an investigation into the cause of the fire is still under way, but the local fire marshall’s preliminary report says the blaze possibly began due to a short in an electrical wire that ran to a light fixture.
After firefighters put out the flames and conducted a walk-through, Willis said it appeared the fire had started in the kitchen ceiling and began to spread. Firefighters cleared the scene at 2:44 p.m.