A Killeen, Texas family has been left without a home after an early morning fire on Murphy Street.

According to information shared by the Killeen Fire Department, the fire started around 4:19 AM Monday in the 600 block of Murphy. When fire crews arrived, they found the home completely engulfed in flames. To make matters worse, three adjacent structures were in danger of going up in flames too. One actually did receive significant damage, but these structures were not occupied at the time of the fire.

The nature of the fire necessitated crews battling it from Vermont Street. Thankfully, the blaze was extinguished, and no injuries were reported.

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WHERE IS THE FAMILY AND ARE THEY SAFE?

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According to the City of Killeen, the Office of homeland security and emergency management is working with the American Red Cross to assist the displaced family in that home.

WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE?

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The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday.

24 fire personnel responded to the blaze, with four fire engines needed to battle the fire. Other responders included one tower ladder engine, one heavy rescue vehicle, one ambulance, two battalion chiefs and two EMS supervisors.

Encore employees also responded due to heat damage suffered by an exposed electrical meter.

Thank you to the Killeen Fire Department for keeping us all safe!

 

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