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Firefighters battle house fire on North Breckenridge

Firefighters battle house fire on North Breckenridge
July 31
13:16 2019

Breckenridge firefighters responded to a house fire in the 900 block of North Breckenridge Avenue just shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

Breckenridge police also responded to the scene and closed the two southbound lanes of the street to traffic because of emergency equipment in the roadway.

“We got a call from one of the neighbors, and they said this house was on fire,” Fire Chief Calvin Chaney said. “We got here within a minute and a half, and we had flames pushing out all the windows and doors.”

Chaney said nobody was in the house at the time of the fire and there were no injuries that they know of. He said that, as far as he knows, someone lives in the house and it had working electrical and water service.

“Right now, the fire is under investigation,” Chaney said. “We suspect it’s going to be suspicious. I’ve already called the state Fire Marshal and (he) will be here shortly.”

In addition to the Breckenridge Fire Department and police emergency crews, Sacred Cross EMS service also responded to the scene.

The Breckenridge Police Department assisted with traffic control while firefighters battled a house fire on North Breckenridge Avenue Wednesday morning, July 31. There were no injuries reported in the blaze. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge firefighters check the area after battling a house fire on North Breckenridge Avenue on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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