Structure fire

Four local departments responded to a Nov. 13 house fire on County Road 401C and extinguished a kitchen fire before it could spread to the rest of the house. The fire resulted in no injuries.

A candle in a bathroom caused a fire on Thanksgiving, according to Cleburne Fire Department reports.

Firefighters responded at 5:13 p.m. to the 1600 block of Stonegate Drive where they encountered a light haze coming from the rear of the house. The residents extinguished the fire with a wet towel before firefighters arrived.

The candle, on a bathroom counter next to a wall, ignited a basket of makeup and nail polish items. Firefighters removed the counter top and checked for but found no signs of fire extension. Firefighters used fans to clear smoke from the house. 

Firefighters responded to reports of smoke and/or possible structure fire at 10:06 a.m. Nov. 23 in the 1300 block of West Henderson Street. The manager of the restaurant told firefighters that the grate in the ceiling started smoking. She added that electrical work had been done the previous day. 

Firefighters found that the blower of an HVAC system on the roof was running without the belt attached causing the motor to run hot. Firefighters disconnected the unit and advised the restaurant manager to call repair workers. Firefighters aired smoke from the restaurant then departed the scene. 

Firefighters responded to another possible structure fire at 8:11 p.m. Nov. 18 in the 400 block of Myers Avenue.

The homeowner told firefighters that she turned the heater on for the first time in a few years and saw what appeared to be smoke coming from the vents. Firefighters checked but found no signs of heat, smoke or fire. They advised the homeowner to leave the heater off until repair workers could check it.

Liberty Chapel Volunteer firefighters responded to reports of a kitchen fire on Nov. 13 on County Road 401C as did firefighters from Alvarado, Grandview and Rio Vista. 

Alvarado firefighters, first on scene, extinguished the fire, which was contained to the kitchen stove area. Liberty Chapel firefighters arrived soon after and assisted. The occupants, outside of the home when firefighters arrived, suffered no injuries.

Reports list no cause for the fire. The homeowners several times expressed appreciation for the firefighters and commented on how quickly they arrived on scene after the homeowners called 911, according to reports. 

Vehicle fires

Cleburne firefighters responded to a vehicle on fire at 8:04 p.m. Nov. 13 in the 1300 block of Island Grove Road. Upon arrival they found a Nissan Rogue, which had run off the road into the cemetery. The Nissan was laying on its passenger side. Bystanders removed the driver through the front window before firefighters arrived. The driver was transported to an area hospital. Details of his condition have not been released. Firefighters extinguished the Nissan’s engine compartment, which was on fire. Reports list no cause for the accident.

Firefighters responded to another vehicle fire call at 5:42 p.m. Nov. 18 in the 1700 block of North Main Street. The driver of a Buick said she was driving down the road when she noticed flames and smoke pouring out of her hood. Firefighters extinguished the blaze with 200 gallons of water.

Firefighters responded to a grass fire at 3:46 p.m. Nov. 12 in the 2400 block of South Nolan River Road to find an area of grass and trees about 200 feet long by 20 feet wide ablaze.

Firefighters used about 800 gallons to extinguish the fire, which stretched between the roadway and a plowed field. No exposures were threatened by the fire. The cause of the fire remains unknown, according to reports.

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