Fire

Several Baytown firefighters responded to an early morning fire on Weaver Street and were able to contain it Wednesday. The firefighters had the blaze extinguished in 20 minutes. 

The quick actions of Baytown firefighters were able to prevent an early morning fire from becoming worse. 

At 4:11 a.m., members of the Baytown Fire Department were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 135 Weaver Street Wednesday morning. 

The responding units were Battalion 1, Tower 7, Engine 2, Engine 4, Engine 5, and Engine 7, along with Ambulance Medic 5.

The units arrived to find fire through the roof of a midsized one-story residence. An offensive fire attack brought the fire under control and confined the fire to the building of origin, said Alice Jauregui, City of Baytown spokeswoman.

“A limited primary search was conducted and was followed with a secondary search when the fire was fully extinguished,” she said. 

The fire was brought under control at 4:33 a.m., and there were no reported injuries. 

“The responding crews worked diligently to bring the fire under control,” said Daniel Calhoun, Baytown Professional Firefighters Association spokesman. 

At this time, it is believed the house was unoccupied, Jauregui said. 

“Units remained on scene conducting an investigation and overhaul,” she said. 

The property is estimated to be a total loss with the tax roll value of $50,000, according to Jauregui. 

The total time for the firefighters to be on-call is estimated to be five hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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