NOLANVILLE — Fire crews from the Harker Heights Fire Department and Central Bell County Fire and Rescue worked to extinguish a blaze along 439 Spur Tuesday afternoon.

“This could have been a much worse situation with all the brush, high grass and items dumped back here,” said Jason Worsdale, Central Bell County Fire and Rescue fire chief. “The potential was here for us to be battling this entire block. We really got lucky on this one.”

Wind gusts of more than 35 mph and dry conditions made containing the blaze difficult for firefighters on scene because of the threat of flames jumping higher than usual.

Worsdale said the call came in at 12:40 p.m., and when his two fire trucks arrived on site minutes later, the trailer was fully engulfed in flames.

Bell County Fire Marshal Steve Casey said a quick response from the Central Bell County Fire and Rescue kept the fire from jumping to neighboring homes and traveling down the fence line.

“One mobile home that was being used for storage and one vehicle were destroyed in the blaze,” Casey said. “No one was injured. The cause appears to be accidental in nature, but it’s currently being investigated.”

Although the fire has been extinguished, Worsdale said his crews will remain on scene to ensure no lingering hot spots reignite the blaze.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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