Victorian-Style Home Destroyed by Fire

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Friday, Sep 24, 2010  |  Updated 3:03 PM CDT
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Flames destroyed a three-story Victorian-style home early Friday morning, according to Fort Worth firefighters.

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Flames destroyed a three-story Victorian-style home early Friday morning, according to Fort Worth firefighters.

At 12:46 a.m. firefighters were called to the 1900 block of Queen Street in east Fort Worth.

When firefighters arrived they found a large three-story wood frame home engulfed in flames. 16 trucks responded to the scene.

When firefighters first arrived they received conflicting reports from neighbors that people might be trapped inside. Firefighters fought the fire outside while searching the home room by room for occupants.

"The owners had the house for sale and they did not live in it," said Lt. Ric Neaves of the Fort Worth Fire Department. "However, they did have a couple that lived in it, house sitting."

Neaves said firefighters were able to confirm that the home owners were out of town, and a couple housesitting for them was also out of town.

Neighbors said the home is more than 100 years old, and that it was moved to the neighborhood from East Texas about 30 years ago.

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. According to the Star-Telegram the fire caused an estimated $300,000 worth of damage.

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