Unoccupied Horseshoe Bay home ‘heavily damaged’ by blaze

FROM STAFF REPORT

Flames shoot from a Horseshoe Bay house after a fire broke out in the structure at about 5 p.m. March 30. Workers nearby reported the fire. The Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, assisted by Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, and the Granite Shoals Fire Department, battled the fire and managed to keep it from spreading to adjacent homes. The house was unoccupied at the time. The cause is still under investigation. Courtesy photos

Flames shoot from a Horseshoe Bay house after a fire broke out in the structure at about 5 p.m. March 30. Workers nearby reported the fire. The Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, assisted by Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, and the Granite Shoals Fire Department, battled the fire and managed to keep it from spreading to adjacent homes. The house was unoccupied at the time. The cause is still under investigation. Courtesy photos

HORSESHOE BAY —  Fire heavily damaged an unoccupied home in the 200 block of Wennmohs Place in Horseshoe Bay on March 30, but fire crews were able to protect neighboring homes as they extinguished the blaze.

Workers in the area reported seeing smoke coming from the eaves of the home at 5:08 p.m., said Horseshoe Bay Fire Chief Joe Morris. When Horseshoe Bay Fire Department crews arrived, they found flames coming from one side of the attic and shooting above the trees nearby.

Morris said it took about two hours to get the fire under control. Firefighters were able to protect homes to the east and west of the structure, though one of those houses suffered minor damage.

The house, which was unoccupied and undergoing renovation, suffered “heavy damage,” the chief said.

He added that it appears the fire started in the attic, but the cause remains under investigation.

Fire crews remained at the scene until 3 a.m. March 31 then returned at about 7:45 a.m. the same day for further clean-up. Along with the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, crews from Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, and Granite Shoals Fire Department assisted in fighting the blaze.

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