FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Nearly a dozen fire units were called out to battle a fire at a house in the 2400 block of Timberline, near Interstate-35W and Interstate-20 in Fort Worth.
According to Fort Worth Fire Department Lieutenant Kyle Falkner, when the first firefighters arrived they reported back that there was heavy fire at the house and requested additional help.
Falkner said, “We do have one adult displaced and we have requested the Red Cross respond to assist.” That one person is a 75-year-old woman who was at the house alone at the time.
The woman reportedly told investigators that she plugged in a heating blanket and left the room. She said it was a short time after that she heard a loud pop and went to investigate. When she went back into the room she saw a window was on fire.
The woman said she immediately called the fire department and got out of the house. She was not injured.
There is no word yet on the cause of the fire, but the home is believed to be a total loss.
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