UPDATE: Structure Fire on Colby - 3 PM, 03/06/19
According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Dan Hendrickson, the fire was extinguished at approximately 12:30 PM today. He noted that the fire had spread from the shed behind the home, and ended up spreading into the main house. It caused significant damage to the attic and the home is no longer tenable.
The family's home and shed were a total loss but, thankfully, personal items in the house were salvageable. The Howard County Chaplain Corp is working with the family's insurance to ensure that they have shelter for the coming days. It was noted at this time, they are currently working on obtaining medication, clothes, and other household items.
Fire damage from the incident also included singeing a neighbor's shed, trailer, and burned part of a pickup truck that was parked behind the neighbor's shed in the alley.
No injuries were sustained by firefighters. Only 1 person who lived in the home was sent to SMMC for smoke inhalation as a precautionary measure.
UPDATE: Structure Fire on Colby, 11:10 AM, 03/06/19
This morning's fire was reported just after 9 AM in the 1300 block of Colby. According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Dan Hendrickson, the cause of the fire has been ruled to be accidental and it originated in the shed behind the home.
It's been reported that the fire had spread to the back end of the home, caused heat damage to the back end of a neighboring property, as well as to a vehicle that was parked nearby in the alley.
One person has been transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Hospital via private vehicle to be treated for smoke inhalation.
At this time there are 3 fire trucks and an ambulance on scene, along with the Battalion Chief, Fire Marshal, and Operations Chief. Atmos and Oncor were also on scene to shut off the utilities to help battle the fire.