Morning blaze destroys Marble Falls residence

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR

MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Fire Rescue Capt. Coy Guenter looked out of the fire house sometime before 8 a.m. April 23 after receiving a call about a blaze on the east edge of the city, he knew it wasn’t a minor one.“We could see the smoke from the station,” Guenter said. “We immediately began calling for assistance. And when we rolled up to it, there was fire coming from four of the windows.”

The fire destroyed a manufactured home on RR 1431 between Mustang Drive and Manzano Mile. As fire crews responded, Marble Falls police temporarily stopped traffic on the thoroughfare but began letting vehicles pass once the emergency units were on scene.

Guenter said three people inside the residence when the fire started made it out safely.

Fire units from Marble Falls Fire Rescue, Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, Granite Shoals Fire Department and Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue responded along with the Marble Falls Area EMS, Marble Falls Police Department and Burnet County Sheriff’s Office.

Fire crews contained the fire to the one residence though at least two similar structures were nearby.

Once firefighters knocked down the blaze from the outside, Guenter said they began entering the structure to look for hot spots and lingering embers.

Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Johnny Caraway said the initial investigation has the cause as electrical.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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Marble Falls fireFirefighters search for hot spots amid a layer of smoke during a residential blaze about 8 a.m. April 23. Fire crews from Marble Falls Fire Rescue, Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, Granite Shoals Fire Department and Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue responded to the fire at a manufactured home on RR 1431 between Mustang Drive and Manzano Mile in Marble Falls. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

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Marble Falls fireA Marble Falls Fire Rescue and a Granite Shoals Fire Department firefighter enter the burned-out remains of a manufactured home April 23 after a blaze that started sometime before 8 a.m. When Marble Falls Fire Rescue units arrived at the home, located between Mustang Drive and Manzano Mile on RR 1431, they found fire coming from four of the windows. Officials say people in the residence were able to get out with no injuries. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

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Marble Falls fireA Marble Falls firefighter checks for hot spots in the overhang of a manufactured home after a blaze April 23. Fire units from Marble Falls Fire Rescue, Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, Granite Shoals Fire Department and Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue responded to the fire just before 8 a.m. at the residence, located between Mustang Drive and Manzano Mile on RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

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