GUN BARREL CITY–An early morning fire in the 400 block of Holiday Drive April 19 resulted in a total loss to the structure and its contents.
The Gun Barrel City Fire Department responded to the structure fire at 5:33 a.m. Friday April 19. Upon arrival, the entire structure was engulfed in flames and smoke was visible for over a mile. A neighbor’s building was adjacent to the burning structure.
The first fire units on scene from the Gun Barrel City Fire Department were able to knock the fire down enough to keep the fire off the other building until mutual aid assistance arrived.
Gun Barrel City Fire Department requested mutual aid from Mabank, Payne Springs, Seven Points and Tool Fire Departments. All four departments arrived quickly on scene with additional fire engines, water tankers and manpower. With their assistance, the fire was fully contained. The building and contents were a total loss.
“When we arrived on scene, it was critical that the fire was brought under control to stop the spread of the fire to adjacent property and power lines,” said Gun Barrel City Fire Chief Joseph Lindaman. “I truly appreciate the immediate response by Payne Springs, Mabank, Seven Points and Tool Fire Departments to our mutual aid request. Their support was critical in this incident.” Chief Lindaman continued, “I would also like to thank the American Red Cross for their response.”
The property owner was not at home the time of the fire. There were no injuries to the first responders.