6 a.m. Tuesday A Rural Fire crews has been on the scene of Monday’s fire in the 2400 Block of Saline River Road watching for and working to extinguish hot spots.
Update: Ellis County Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Ring provided the following two pictures of the aftermath of the fire. The house was originally a 2 story building.
An early Monday morning fire in the 2400 Block of Saline River Road sent three to the hospital. According to Ellis County Rural Fire Director Dick Klaus all three
“The fire started just before 1 a.m.,” said Klaus. “The home was totally engulfed when fire companies 2, 3 and 5 arrived.”
The State Fire Marshall was on the scene Monday morning and reported the fire started in a lower level kitchen. An exact cause of the blaze is still undetermined.
A barking dog alerted residents of the fire. They had to exit the home from windows on the above level wrap around balcony-porch. The residence is considered a total loss. Fire crews finished their work at the scene just before noon on Monday.