San Angelo Fire Department firefighters were called to 1212 Gregory St. in reference to a structure fire at 3:14 p.m. Thursday. According to an official on the scene, two cats that were in the home when the fire began, but were able to get out safely. There were two people inside the home at the time of the fire but were able to get out safely to call 9-1-1.
SAFD was on scene within a few minutes of the 9-1-1 call. Once on scene, the two girls standing in the front yard told firefighters the garage was on fire.
Scanner traffic indicated that the fire initially appears to be electrical. Fire investigators are still working to determine a cause. According to San Angelo Fire Marshal Ross Coleman, as of 5 p.m., carbon monoxide levels were still too high inside the home to begin an investigation but it appears the origin of the fire is in the garage area.
“There was a lot of smoke in the area. Nobody was hurt,” said Coleman.
The fire was extinguished within a minute. Most of the damage was inside the garage, there was very little smoke damage in the house.
The incident is still under an investigation.