Structure Fire on Armstrong Street
A shed and an RV were ignited in a fairly healthy fire this afternoon at 2 p.m. on the 4200 block of Armstrong Street. Early reports from the scene are that both structures on the lot are completely destroyed.
Secondary flare-ups were reported and fire fighters radioed concern that the fire will ignite the neighboring grass field.
Engine 6 responded to the blaze.
Update 2:21 p.m.
San Angelo Fire Department Engine 6 just reported that, "We've got this fire pretty much taken care of." Dispatch inquired if more units are needed and Engine 6 said no.
Update 2:35 p.m.
Due to the high winds, the San Angelo Fire Department's strategy was to knock the fire out fast before it spread. The fire was on an RV mobile home, the kind that you drive around, with a small shed-like structure next to it. Both the RV and the shed are totally destroyed. Responding to the scene was Engine 6, the grass fire unit, and six firefighters fought the blaze. It was extinguished within 15 minutes of the initial 911 call.
Update 2:41 p.m.
Fire Marshall Ross Coleman is investigating the cause of the fire. He said since the structures are completely burned through that it is going to be difficult to pinpoint the cause. "But we'll see what we can do," he said. His interview is below:
Update 3:15 p.m.
After the additional media outlets arrived, and after Coleman had a chance to investigate further, he provided more details of the fire and how it was extinguished.
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