CS Truck Fire Damages Building, Threatens Homes

Several College Station residents were forced to evacuate their homes Monday night after a truck caught fire and spread to a nearby fence.

The fire broke out at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, the truck was fully engulfed in flames and had spread to a wooden fence and nearby storage shed.

Thanks to some alert neighbors, no homes were damaged in the blaze.

"The owners and the neighbors were home," said College Station Battalion Chief Thomas Goehl. "The neighbors came out and alerted the owner that his vehicle was on fire."

Officials said there were no injuries reported, but the truck was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Five fire units from College Station and one engine from Bryan, staffed by a total of seventeen personnel, responded to the scene.