Update: College Station Fire Department investigation pair of home fires Monday night
One fire happened on Portsmouth Court and the second was reported just after 9 p.m. in the 2300 block of San Pedro Drive.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Firefighters in College Station responded to a pair of home fires on Monday night.
The first was inside a home on Portsmouth Court near Alexandria Avenue.
The College Station Fire Department said a resident returned home and heard a fire alarm inside activated. Upon entry to the house, firefighters were met with a strong odor of something burning and a light haze inside. After going into the attic, firefighters found evidence that there had been a fire and damage to the attic but it appeared the fire had smothered itself out. An investigation continues into how it started.
The second fire was reported just after 9 p.m. in the 2300 block of San Pedro Drive.
The College Station Fire Department says the tenant of the duplex where the fire started wasn’t at home at the time.
The next-door neighbor was also gone at the time, but the neighbor’s girlfriend was able to respond to the scene and rescued a dog from inside.
The fire department says only heat and smoke affected the next-door duplex, not the fire.
Firefighters will be investigating what may have started the blaze.
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