WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A two-alarm structure fire reported on Alabama Avenue on Tuesday afternoon has prompted officials to shut down Lebanon Road as they battle the blaze.

  • Scene of two-alarm structure fire on Alabama Avenue
  • Scene of two-alarm structure fire on Alabama Avenue
  • Scene of two-alarm structure fire on Alabama Avenue
  • Scene of two-alarm structure fire on Alabama Avenue
  • Scene of two-alarm structure fire on Alabama Avenue
  • Scene of two-alarm structure fire on Alabama Avenue
  • Scene of two-alarm structure fire on Alabama Avenue
  • Scene of two-alarm structure fire on Alabama Avenue

The Wichita Falls Fire Department responded to a call for a structure fire in a two-story building in the 3600 block of Alabama Avenue at around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Shortly after firefighters arrived on the scene between Lawrence Road and Lebanon Road, they signaled for reinforcements and elevated the fire to a two-alarm fire.

Officials have closed Lebanon Road as they continue fighting this structure fire.

The fire started in the downstairs bedroom.

The home was being used by vagrants, and they were using the bedroom window to come and go from the structure. The window was open, which allowed the fire to spread vertically through an upstairs window and spread to the rest of the structure upstairs.

The damage is estimated at $25,000. The contents damage is estimated at $500.00. The home had minimal furnishings inside.

There were no injuries reported on the scene by WFFD firefighters.

We have a crew at the scene of the fire working to gather more information. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates as they become available.