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FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — A blaze late Aug. 22 destroyed a home and two cars and left a family homeless.

Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Johnny Caraway said fire crews responded to a house fire in the 1600 block of Johnson Street at about 10:30 p.m. But when crews arrived, they found the fire had fully engulfed the home and spread to the vehicles.

“It also caused a small grass fire,” the chief added.

Caraway said a resident of the house was outside when he or she noticed the fire. The person went back in and got the other four people out and called the fire department.

“Unfortunately, it was an old, wood-framed house, so the fire spread very quickly,” the fire chief added. “They had no home insurance, so it’s sadly a total loss.”

Fire officials contacted the American Red Cross of Central Texas, which helped get the family into a hotel for at least the night.

The American Red Cross of Central Texas provides various resources for Highland Lakes residents. Go to www.redcross.org/tx/austin for more information.

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