UPDATE: Cause of fire at Raintree Apartments still under investigation, estimated property damages $10,000

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UPDATE — Tuesday, April 7, 8:29 p.m.

According to Wichita Falls Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Jared Burchett, the fired started around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, in one of the eight units in the apartment building.

Upon arrival, fire officials said they seen heavy smoke coming from the attic

Tuesday evening, in one of the eight units in the apartment building.

Burchett said the occupant of the apartment smelled burning plastic from inside the apartment.

Burchett said the occupant noticed a fire coming from the patio, and ran downstairs to get a fire extinguisher, but the fire extinguisher was missing. That’s when the occupant proceeded to call the police and report the fire.

Burchett said the apartment where the fire originated had major fire, smoke, and water damage, and another unit had heavy water damage. The other six units had light to moderate smoke damage.

The estimated property damages is around $10,000.

This incident remains under investigation.

Continue to stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to learn more information.

UPDATE—Tuesday, April 7, 5:45 p.m.

Wichita Falls Fire Department firefighters have contained a fire at Raintree Apartments in the 4500 block of Barnett Road.

According to WFFD Battalion Chief Joe Raub, the fire started in the attic of an apartment on the second floor, and most of the fire was within that attic.

Raub said that a total of four units were affected by the blaze, and no injuries were reported.

The extent of the damage is still unclear. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we gather more information.

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita Falls Fire Department fire fighter are working to extinguish a blaze at the RainTree Apartments in the 4500 block of Barnett Road.

It is unclear the extent of the damage at this time. It is also unclear if anyone was home at the time of the fire, and if any injuries resulted from it.

It appears eight apartments are affected and Red Cross is on the way.

We have a crew at the scene working to gather more information, which we will relay to you as it becomes available.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest.

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