Cleburne Assistant Fire Chief Keith Scarbrough said the July 4 holiday passed peacefully with no major incidents.

“We had a couple of little grass fire calls is all,” Scarbrough said. “I’m not sure if we even seized any fireworks this year. If the police got any they haven’t brought them over here to be destroyed yet. Maybe people are starting to pay attention on not shooting fireworks in the city. Either way, it’s a good thing. We like it when it’s a nice quiet and safe fourth.”

Firefighters responded at 7:08 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of Trinity Street on reports of a grass fire. Firefighters found nothing originally upon arrival but later spotted a smoldering area of about 3 feet by 3 feet. Firefighters soaked the ground to extinguish embers then dug around the area to ensure the fire couldn’t spread. No one was present and the cause of the fire remains undetermined.

Firefighters responded to another reported grass fire at 5:14 p.m. in the 400 block of North Hyde Park Boulevard only to find nothing upon arrival. Firefighters subsequently discovered that a person had been burning grass in his backyard but had put it out before firefighters arrived.

Cleburne provided mutual aid to the Joshua Fire Department on a house fire at 8:44 p.m. June 27 in the 900 block of County Road 910. The single-story home was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Cleburne firefighters assisted in knocking the fire down then left the situation in Joshua’s hands.

Reports do not list the fire’s cause nor whether anyone was injured.


Cleburne police calls

Cleburne police responded to a fraud call at 3:36 p.m. June 28 in the 100 block of North Ridgeway Drive. Someone attempted to purchase tires from a business over the phone with a stolen credit card.

Police responded to another fraud call at 9:17 a.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of North Main Street. The victim reported that the suspect paid for an all-terrain vehicle with a check that turned out to be bad. The incident remains under investigation.

Police responded to a theft call at 8:24 a.m. in the 600 block of West Henderson Street. Someone stole a lady’s wallet while she was shopping.

Police responded to another theft call at 5:42 p.m. the same day in the 2200 block of Pipeline Road. Someone stole the victim’s prescription medicine. 

Police responded to a burglary call at 6:05 p.m. the same day in the 200 block of North Wood Street. Someone kicked in the door of the house and stole a laptop. 

Police responded to a vandalism call at 10:53 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Williams Avenue. Someone cut three of the tires on the victim’s vehicle.

Police responded to a vehicle burglary call at 11:40 p.m. the same day in the 200 block of Walls Drive. Someone stole the victim’s purse from her unlocked vehicle. Police remind residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables. 

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