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Early morning fire destroys storage building near Belton

POSTED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:11pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 9:11pm

A large fire at a storage building near Belton has kept fire crews busy since the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Belton FIre Chief, Francisco Corona, says they were called out to the structure at 3:38 a.m. when a passerby noticed smoke coming from the two-story metal building on the south side of U.S. Highway 190, located west of Farm-to-Market Road 1670, outside of Belton city limits. According to Corona, the storage was used to store antiques and was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

No injuries have been reported, however the building is a total loss. Crews were just about finished extinguishing the fire around 10 a.m. 

"The homeowners stay across from the storage building, so they didn't know that anything was going on until the units started to arrive," said Corona.

Nolanville, Stillhouse, Salado, Holland, and Morgan's Point Fire Departments responded to the blaze.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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