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Structure Fire - 1200 Block of Matador

Post Date:12/30/2016 10:59 AM

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1200 block of Matador.  Upon leaving the station, crews could see heavy smoke in the air.  On arrival the first crews noticed that a second structure was on fire.  Crews made a quick attack on both structures.  Investigators determined that the cause of the fire was an electrical short in the breaker box.  Two family members were at home at the time of the blaze.  There were no injuries reported, but one cat did perish in the fire.  The home is a complete loss and the family will be staying with relatives.  The second structure was vacant and sustained approximately $12,000 in damages.

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