A vacant home in northeast Killeen caught fire Friday afternoon in what the fire chief described as a partial loss.

The fire started either on the patio or in the rear of the home, located at 811 Lisa Lane. Killeen firefighters received a call of smoke coming from a home at 4:27 p.m.

Fire marshals had not determined the cause of the fire as of press time.

It took about 40 minutes to extinguish the fire. No one was injured.

The fire spread along the back of the home and into the attic. Flames burst through the roof of the home.

Because of high winds, Killeen Fire Department responded with five engines. A ladder truck sat along North 46th Street ready to attack the fire from above; however, firefighters managed to put out the fire from the inside, Fire Chief J.D. Gardner said.

“It doesn’t appear to be a total loss,” Gardner said.

The home was listed for sale, and was relatively close to being sold, Gardner said. The value of the home was assessed at $85,981, according to property records.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553

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