BELTON — An early morning structure fire sent one person to the hospital.

Belton firefighters were dispatched to a fire at residence in the 100 block of Palmetto Drive just after 5 a.m. this morning.

It took firefighters 43 minutes to get the blaze under control. One person received second-degree burns and was transported to Scott & White Memorial Hospital, officials said.

Temple firefighters also assisted, and the house received severe smoke and fire damage.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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