Killeen firefighters were called to a grass fire in the backyard of a home in the 1200 block of Karen Street about 1 p.m. Friday. Killeen Fire Department investigator Chris Mahlstedt said a faulty power transformer likely started the fire.

No structures were damaged, and no one was injured. The response involved multiple firefighters, vehicles, heavy equipment and police. Mahlstedt said the large response was due to the number of nearby homes and Palo Alto Middle School. The blaze was extinguished within a couple of hours.

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

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nulisecundus

[sad]I was a firefighter in so cal am amazed at the local wannabe fireman,it's what' for dinner, these local " firefighters do not have a clue about wild land fires read some books kudos to those that risk their lives, but you grade school fireman need to wake up, yr not a god in turnouts.

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