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Sunday night’s weather contributed to a house fire on Marengo Street, Cleburne firefighters said.

Firefighters responded at 9:48 p.m. to the 1000 block of Marengo Street The caller, a neighbor, said the house was actively burning and producing large amounts of smoke. The incident occurred during a high windstorm surge.

Firefighters arrived to find a large amount of smoke and flames showing from the roof. 

Firefighters prepared to ventilate the roof but reversed their decision once it was determined that the fire had been knocked down with no signs of extension showing. 

A fallen branch apparently struck a power line and knocked a fuse box lose sparking the fire. 

Firefighters report no injuries from the incident.

Other than a few power lines down, firefighters said they responded to no additional weather-related calls Sunday night.

Firefighters responded to an earlier house fire call at 11:56 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Buffalo Creek Drive. That call also resulted in no injuries.

Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing and noticed that several windows had been blown out because of the fire’s heat. Firefighters used about 750 gallons of water to extinguish the fire then checked for, but found no, signs of extension. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 4:58 a.m. Monday at the Cleburne Transfer Station. A large commercial dump trailer parked behind the building was to be dumped once the transfer station opened. The trailer was uncoupled and standing alone. 

Firefighters extinguished the rubbish fire, the cause of which remains to be determined.

Firefighters responded to a grass fire at 3:04 p.m. Friday in the 4000 block of Windmill Road to find an area less than an acre ablaze. Firefighters put the fire out with a minimal amount of water. Reports list no cause for the fire.

Firefighters responded to an earlier grass fire at 4:43 p.m. Oct. 5 in the 3100 block of Texas 171 where they found an almost extinguished grass fire of about 40 by 30 feet. A motorist had stopped and managed to contain most of the fire. Firefighters sprayed the area down and cleared the scene.

Cleburne firefighters assisted Bono Firefighters on a grass fire at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 5500 block of Park Road 21. The fire consumed about three acres. Cleburne firefighters used about 700 gallons of water while performing perimeter mop up duties.

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