Christmas decorations may be cause of Dayton Street house fire overnight


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — An investigation is underway after the Wichita Falls Fire Department was called to a house fire on Dayton Street late Monday night.

According to WFFD Deputy Fire Marshal Jody Ashlock, the call came in around 9:06 p.m. on Monday, December 20 for a possible structure fire.

When units arrived on the scene, they reported a fire originating from the front of the structure, mostly outside the house and extending into the attic.

WFFD firefighters forced their way into the house to perform a primary search and access the attic to extinguish the fire, which took approximately 20 minutes.

No one was found inside the house during the initial search, and no occupants or firefighters were injured.

The Red Cross was called to help an adult and a minor, according to Ashlock.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however, Ashlock said the fire started in an area where the occupier had plugged in and lit Christmas decorations.

Ashlock said the estimated damage to the structure is $20,000 and the estimated damage to the contents is $2,000.

This is a developing story. Stay on the Texoma homepage for updates as they become available.


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