A wreck involving two vehicles resulted in two fatalities and several injured.
The Keene Fire Department responded to the accident involving entrapment at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3400 block of Farm-to-Market Road 2280. The wreck involved a Chevrolet pickup and a Ford Expedition.
Firefighters from Cleburne, Alvarado and Johnson County Emergency Services District No. 1 also responded in mutual aid. One of the vehicles caught fire but had been extinguished before Cleburne firefighters arrived.
Both vehicles sustained heavy damage resulting in multiple injuries to several passengers and drivers. Cleburne firefighters assisted with patient care and assisted in setting up a landing zone for CareFlite helicopters.
Keene Fire Chief Dan Warner said two were pronounced dead at the scene. The names of the victims have not been released.
Warner said several others involved were transported to area hospitals but added that he did not have information regarding their conditions.
Firefighters also said they have no information concerning the cause of the wreck.
Vehicle and leaf fires
Cleburne firefighters responded to several vehicle, outdoor burning and grass fires in recent days.
Firefighters responded to a Jeep Grand Cherokee on fire at 6:23 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 900 block of North Anglin Street to find light smoke coming from the Jeep’s engine compartment and embers on top of the motor near the fire wall to the interior. Firefighters extinguished the fire with 102 gallons of water. Reports list no cause for the fire.
Cleburne firefighters assisted Keene on a grass fire call at 3:29 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of Tepar Lane. Cleburne provided water to brush trucks and remained on scene until the fire was extinguished. Reports list no cause for the fire or whether it caused any damage.
CFD responded to reports of outdoor burning at 7:39 a.m. Nov. 26 in the 100 block of Claude Avenue to find a homeowner burning leaves in his backyard. The homeowner told firefighters he did not know doing so violated city ordinance and said “he would extinguish the fire post haste.” He did so with a garden hose.
Firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the front yard of a residence at 9:10 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 400 block of Madison Street where they found a small pile of burning leaves.
The homeowner said he did not know that he could not do that, according to reports. Cleburne firefighters “suspect he did know he could not do that” and asked him to put the fire out.
The man complied and extinguished the fire with a garden hose while under the “watchful eye” of one of the firemen present, according to reports.