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Neighbor’s 911 call saves burning North Waco home

Neighbor’s 911 call saves burning North Waco home

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A house fire burned the outside of a North Waco home on the 2100 block of Parrott Avenue Tuesday afternoon, but a neighbor’s quick thinking reportedly saved the rest of the house.

The fire started in the back of the home about 3:45 p.m. when nobody was home, and neighbors immediately called 911, Acting Assistant Waco Fire Chief R. M. Bergerson said.

Fire officials had it under control within five minutes of arriving on scene with at least four engines, he said. The house had a lot of smoke inside when firefighters arrived, so officials forced their way in when they got to the home.

Bergerson added that the home could have had much more damage, including to the inside of the home, if not for someone calling 911.

“Their neighbors kind of saved their house,” he said.

Emergency medical services were also on scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but officials said they do not suspect arson.

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