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Officials: Fire at south Abilene home appears to have been 'electrical in nature'

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By Doug Myers & Joe Fry/KTXS News

ABILENE, Texas -- A house fire in the 1700 block of Oak Street appears to have been "electrical in nature," although the cause of the blaze remains under investigation, Abilene Fire Department officials said Tuesday.

The fire, which was reported about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, caused an estimated $10,000 in damages.

Two occupants of the home, who were outside when firefighters arrived, escaped without being injured.

"The fire was initially discovered when the homeowner heard a popping sound in the kitchen,' a fire department news release said.

KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.

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Firefighters battled a house fire in south Abilene on Tuesday morning.

The call came in about 6:40 a.m. about a structure fire in the 1700 block of Oak Street.

The calling party reported the attic was on fire.

Fire crews reportedly found the fire had started behind the washer and dryer and had worked its way up the wall and into the attic.

Two people were home at the time of the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

There was no immediate estimate of damage.

KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.

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