Firefighters tackle house fire near Lake Fort Phantom


Firefighters fought a blaze late Wednesday at a home near Lake Fort Phantom north of Abilene.

First responders were called to the scene in the 500 block of Apache Lane about 10:45 p.m.

A family, who was at home at the time of the blaze, heard popping noises from an electrical box and then discovered the fire in the attic in the back of the home.

Abilene police arrived first, and Abilene firefighters arrived shortly thereafter.

They were continuing to work the blaze as of 11:30 p.m.

No one was injured.

"Structure and contents sustained moderate damage, estimated at $10,000," a fire department news release said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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