Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Large House Fire Destroys Home Near Zundy Junior High [PHOTOS]

House fire - 1708 Polk St. Wichita Falls, TX
© NewsTalk 1290

14 Wichita Falls Fire Fighter units responded to battle a large house fire at the 1700 block of Polk Street – on the corner of Avenue G across from Zundy Junior High – in Wichita Falls around 11:30 am Monday (8/6) morning.

Firefighters manage to extinguish the blaze rather quickly after arriving, however; the house did sustain massive fire damage.

We have been told that there were children inside the house at the time of the fire who all managed to escape without harm. There is no official word yet as to what the cause of the fire was or if the children inside were home alone.

UPDATE: 8/6/12 3:56 pm:

The Wichita Falls Fire Marshall’s office has told us that a child playing with a cigarette lighter caused the fire.  The two children inside the home (11-years-old and 8-years-old) were home alone at the time of the fire – no injuries have been reported.

The home is a total loss and 90 percent of the families belongings have been lost. The family did not have insurance.  The American Red Cross will step in to assist as much as they can.

Best of NewsTalk 1290

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for NewsTalk VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive NewsTalk VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.