A fire involving a Chevrolet pickup on Thursday may have been caused by a loose line, according to Cleburne Fire Department reports.

Firefighters responded to the fire in the 200 block of West Heard Street at 7:36 p.m.

The owner was attempting to control the fire, which was in the truck’s engine compartment, with a garden hose when firefighters arrived. Firefighters used about 140 gallons of water to put the fire out.

The owner said he had just returned home with a boat he was towing. The man said he noticed smoke coming from under the pickup’s hood while backing his boat in.

The man said he had changed out the truck’s radiator several days earlier and was not sure if he got the snap-in connectors to the transmission fluid lines properly connected to the new radiator.

One of the lines apparently came loose while he was backing into the driveway, causing fluid to ignite from the heat of the engine, according to reports.

Injured livestock

Firefighters responded to North Ridgeway Drive at 2:51 p.m. Thursday in reference to an injured cow. The cow was laying behind a stock trailer when firefighters arrived.

The cow apparently broke through the floor of a trailer and had its foot dragged on the pavement. The cow got out of the trailer after the driver pulled into a gas station to check on it.

The cow suffered a broken leg and could not stand. Firefighters joined police officers and several bystanders to help load the cow back onto the trailer.

A medical call summoned firefighters elsewhere before they were able to get information on the cow’s owner.

Police responded to the 1300 block of Joslin Street at 7:18 p.m. Thursday on a theft.

A woman reported that someone stole a female pit bull puppy, white with blue markings. A witness said they saw a young Hispanic boy take the dog. The victim told police she suspects her nephew.

Bicycle theft

A resident in the 500 block of College Street reported on Thursday that someone stole a bicycle from his home sometime between Feb. 20 and Thursday. Reports list the bike as a silver Tony Hawks boys bicycle. It has red handlebars, stunt pegs and pedal arms.

Police responded to a home in the 1700 block of Short Street at 7:39 a.m. the same day. Someone broke into the house damaging a window, a wall and a safe, according to reports. They also stole money from the home.

Police responded to several burglaries on Wednesday.

Police responded to the 1100 block of West Henderson Street at 9:49 a.m. Someone broke the window of a vehicle and stole two womens’ purses. Reports list the first purse as a large brown vinyl purse with a silver cross pattern of clear rhinestones. The second is described as a black cloth purse.

Police responded to a home burglary in the 4300 block of North Main Street at 11:32 a.m. Someone stole a Sony PlayStation 3, a 150-piece Huskey socket set and assorted prescription medicines.

Police responded to a second home burglary on Wednesday, this one at 2:02 p.m. in the 500 block of West Heard Street. Someone stole a 32-inch Sylvania flat-screen TV, $425 and assorted jewelry and scrap gold.

Police responded to a home in the 1300 block of North Robinson Street at 3:47 p.m. Someone broke into the house to steal video game systems, computers and jewelry.

Police responded to a business parking lot in the 600 block of West Henderson Street at 4:23 p.m. Someone stole a prescription bottle of hydrocodone from a Ford Expedition.

Police responded to a gas station in the 1200 block of North Main Street at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday. Someone stole $36 worth of gasoline.

Police responded to an office building in the 1300 block of East Kilpatrick Street at 2:56 p.m. on Feb. 16. Someone forced the office door opened and stole computer equipment.


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