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Victorian home in Fort Worth catches fire

Posted on September 29th, 2010 No Comments

Early last Friday morning, a Victorian home in Fort Worth caught fire.  Firefighters responded to the scene at 2001 Queen St. at around 12:45 AM.  The home’s owners had a couple house-sitting the home but they were not at the home at the time of the fire.  Tarrant County records show that the home was built in 1891 and neighbors told firefighters that the house was moved to its current location 30 years ago from Clarksville.

Firefighters are unsure of what started the fire but believe that the home’s construction helped the fire to spread.  Lt. Ric Neaves told reporters that modern homes’ wall interior have horizontal cross boards that prevent flames from rising.  However, because the home was so old  the walls did not have this feature and flames were able to spread to the top of the house quickly.

Investigators arrived on scene to try and determine the cause of the fire.  Experts estimate the damage to the house to be around $300,000.

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