Breckenridge Texan

House fire and grass fire keep local firefighters busy

House fire and grass fire keep local firefighters busy
January 25
17:57 2018

A Breckenridge firefighter wearing an air tank and mask enters a smoke-filled structure Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Surrounded by smoke, a Breckenridge firefighter wearing air tank and mask carries a water hose into the house on North Flint. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Local firefighters were kept busy Thursday afternoon battling two fires at the same time. Breckenridge firefighters were called to a house fire on North Flint shortly before 1 p.m., and while firefighters were working to put out that fire, another call came in for a grass fire in the 600 block of North Harvey.

At the house fire, heavy smoke could be seen billowing from the structure as firefighters wearing masks and air tanks made their way inside the structure to battle flames. Breckenridge police officers blocked off streets, and a large fire hose could be seen running down the street.

Then, around 1:20 p.m., the call for the grass fire on North Harvey came in. Because Breckenridge firefighters were still engaged in fighting the house fire, two Hubbard Creek Volunteer Fire Department trucks responded to put out the grass fire. Breckenridge police and Stephens County deputies controlled traffic at that scene.

Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Cheney said the house fire was caused by an electrical short outside that set the deck on fire and then spread to the house. He said there was heavy damage to the house.

He said the occupants were home at the time and someone saw the fire and let them know about the fire and got them out.

Chaney said the grass fire was started when someone dumped ashes in the grass.

There were no injuries were reported at either fire.


Breckenridge Police Sgt. Scott Gabriel assists a Breckenridge firefighter with his gear as he prepares to enter the smoke-filled building. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

A Breckenridge firefighter sprays water into the ceiling of a house as he tries to extinguish the flames. (Photo By Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Hubbard Creek volunteer firefighter Tom Claybrook sprays water on a grass fire in the 600 block of North Harvey. Claybrook, along with HCVFD firefighters Curtis Duggan and Patrick Frishe, responded to the fire while Breckenridge firefighters battled a house fire across town. (Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

(Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Smoke billows from a house on North Flint Street on Thursday afternoon. Breckenridge firefighters responded to the fire shortly before 1 p.m., and there were no injuries reported. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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