Killeen firefighters clean up Thursday after extinguishing a house fire in the 200 block of Burk Drive.

A fire Thursday afternoon in southwest Killeen heavily damaged a home on Burk Drive when it spread to the attic.

Killeen Battalion Capt. Joel Secrist said the home is likely be salvageable, but the structure suffered widespread smoke damage. No injuries were reported.

The fire department was called out at 2:49 p.m. after a resident spotted smoke coming from the home’s metal roof while he was in the backyard.

Firefighters arrived in the secluded neighborhood off Reese Creek Road, made entry to the home and started fighting the fire. Secrist said it appears to have started in a bedroom.

Once they realized the fire spread to the attic, firefighers moved valuable items on top of a bed, threw a tarp on top of it and ripped down the ceiling, Secrist said. The fire smoldered in the attic for about an hour before it was extinguished.

The Red Cross was on the scene to assist the two residents, who will likely be temporarily displaced from the home until repairs are made. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Killeen Fire Department and the Southwest Bell County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire.

 

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

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.