Mineral Wells Area News

Firefighters Battle MW House Fire During Extreme Heat

Firefighters Battle MW House Fire During Extreme Heat
July 20
21:27 2022

By Amy Bearden

Around 1pm Mineral Wells firefighters were called to a fire burning in the 1500 block of southeast 21st Street where they found two structures ablaze when they arrived.

MW Fire Chief Ryan Dunn told Mineral Wells Area News that one home was saved with moderate damage but the other was a complete loss.

MWFD and seven other agencies battled a house fire on the southeast side of town on the hottest day of the year.

“I’m super proud of what our initial crew of seven on scene were able to do because the other two were on ambulance calls,” said Dunn.

Crews were able to save two dogs from the burning structure and were assisted by seven departments offering mutual aid including Parker County, Santo Volunteer FD, Brazos Volunteer FD and Lake Palo Pinto Volunteer FD.

“This fire was brutal with a heat index of 115 degrees,” lamented Dunn.

Firefighters put out a blaze in Mineral Wells and saved one home

He said it was the crews quick recognition and training that was able to save the home.

MWAN was provided Video by Melissa Stewart’s FB live stream.

Ironically enough, yesterday was the one year anniversary of the department’s purchase of the Ladder 2 truck which was utilized in today’s fire as well as some other recent large fires.

“It was vital in in the extinguishment of the old Mineral Wells High School Fire and the Downtown Ranger Fire where 11 structures burned in one day,” according to the MW Fire & EMS FB Page

This truck continues to be a huge asset to the city and its future growth.

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