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FROM STAFF REPORTS

GRANITE SHOALS — Fire investigators have blamed “unattended cooking” for a blaze that destroyed a mobile home on Dec. 7 on East Castleshoals Street.

Granite Shoals Fire Rescue crews received the call about 9:30 a.m. in the 200 block of East Castleshoals, Assistant Fire Chief Tim Campbell said.

“‘It burned the home and one vehicle. It was a total loss. Some family items were saved in the rear of the home,” he said. “It was one of our volunteer firefighter’s parents’ house.”

A husband, wife, their adult son and pets escaped the blaze.

“It started it in the kitchen. They were cooking breakfast. It just got away from them,” he said. “They got out. The dad had some burns to his hair and top of his head.”

Investigators concluded “unattended cooking” caused the fire, Campbell said.

“We had the fire under control after about 20 minutes of being on the scene,” he said.

Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Granite Shoals fire crew at the scene.

No other injuries or evacuations were reported.

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