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Man battles, escapes kitchen blaze

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FAIRLAND — A man who battled a fire in the kitchen of his manufactured home Friday managed to escape without injury, officials said.

Fire crews from the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department and Granite Shoals Fire Rescue raced to the incident in the 200 block of Winding Way Road about 1 p.m. and soon had it under control.

"It was mostly contained to the kitchen," said Marble Falls Chief Terry White. "There was one man inside at the time it started, but he was able to (get out on his own)."


Photo 1: Members of the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department and Granite Shoals Fire Rescue stand ready to enter a home in the 200 block of Winding Way in Fairland. The two departments, along with the Marble Falls Area EMS Inc. and a deputy from the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a kitchen blaze 1 p.m. Friday. The fire was quickly put out with fire extinguishers. One man was home at the time, but he was able to get out safely. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton


Photo 2: Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department and Granite Shoals Fire Rescue crew members stow their gear after a house fire Friday on Winding Way Road in Fairland. The two departments, Marble Falls Area EMS Inc. paramedics and a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the fire, which was contained in the home’s kitchen. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

White said the cause of the kitchen fire was unknown.

"The homeowner was able to get some of it out by the time we arrived," White said.

Ten members of Marble Falls VFD and five from Granite Shoals rushed to the emergency, then used fire extinguishers to put out the flames once they arrived.

"We did have a hose ready just outside the home," White said.

After the fire, crews conducted a "mop up" where they removed burned materials, said Marble Falls Assistant Chief Mike Phillips.

"We want to get all the burned materials out of the house so it  helps get rid of the smell," Phillips said.

White said no firefighters were injured. A Marble Falls Area EMS Inc. ambulance also responded.

Meanwhile, the firefighters stayed busy Friday.

Thirty minutes after clearing Winding Way, volunteers and paramedics were dispatched to a call in the 7400 block of RR 1431 east of Marble Falls for a possible ATV accident.

Through the months of January and February, the Marble Falls volunteers have responded to 69 calls, they said.

daniel@thepicayune.com