Cleburne firefighters responded to a recliner fire at 5:34 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 300 block of Robbins Street to find the homeowner standing outside and light smoke visible in the home.

The recliner, which has been on fire, was still smoldering when firefighters entered the house. Firefighters employed an extinguisher to put out hot spots on the recliner and a nearby divan.

They removed the furniture to the driveway and set fans to clear smoke from the house. Firefighters checked the area for signs of the fire’s cause but found none. They noted, however, that a burner in the kitchen had been left on.

Firefighters responded to reports of an outdoor grill on fire at 8:29 p.m. the same day in the 1400 block of Granbury Street. 

The homeowner told firefighters she managed to extinguish the fire before they arrived. 

She said she was cooking on a pellet when a flame began to appear from the end of the grill opposite of the pellet hopper. The woman said she removed the food from the grill, shut the power off and fanned the area with a towel until the fire went off. 

Firefighters advised the woman to periodically clean grease out of the bottom of the grill to prevent possible future fires.

Cleburne police calls

Cleburne police responded at 12:31 a.m. Thursday to the 200 block of South Washington Street. Someone stole the victim’s vehicle. Reports list no description of the vehicle.

Police responded at 12:45 p.m. Friday to the 100 block of Berkley Drive. Someone stole the victim’s kayak. 

Police responded at 9:23 a.m. Saturday to the 2200 block of Pipeline Road. Someone stole the victim’s vehicle. Police reports once again fail to list a description of the vehicle.

Police responded to a theft call at 12:15 p.m. the same day in the 200 block of West Henderson Street. 

Someone stole the victim’s cellphone.

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