Fire destroys home on North Austin Street; Investigation continues into Sunday night fire
Posted on 11/15/2016 8:26:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- Seguin Fire Investigators are still continuing to determine the exact cause of a fire that destroyed portions of a home on North Austin Street. Fire Chief Dale Skinner says crews were called out to the blaze early Sunday evening.
"The original call was Sunday night. We received a report of a possible structure fire about 6:30 (p.m.) in the 600 block of North Austin. The fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire leading from the side of the house. We were able to make entry and quickly extinguish the fire. Occupants were home at the time of the incident and were able to make it out safely. There were no injuries reported and we remained on scene for several hours throughout the evening and then checked on it several times throughout the night. This morning (Monday), we had a little bit of a flair up in part of the house. We sent crews back out to finish the extinguishment," said Skinner.
Skinner says investigators have not yet officially pinpointed how the fire started.
"There's extensive fire damage in the room we believe to be the room of origin and some heavy smoke damage throughout the structure. We believe that the fire started in a bedroom. The investigation is ongoing. We suspended the investigation last (Sunday) night and restarted that this morning (Monday)," said Skinner.  
Although battling older homes can always prove challenging for firefighters, Skinner says his department took care of the job. 
"These older homes always tend to be a little challenging, because the way that they're built. They built those homes to last. It does sometimes make the fire fighting effort a little bit more challenging," said Skinner.
The fire forced overnight and early morning traffic on Monday to be diverted in the area. Officials again report no injuries in the incident.
Seguin Fire/EMS Department

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