BAIRD, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The shop of the Hanner Chevrolet GMC dealership in Baird caught fire Thursday afternoon. With the windy weather conditions, the fire quickly spread, endangering nearby buildings.
This footage of the fire at Hanner was shared by Myleah McNutt:
What can be seen was large smoke, and multiple fire units and crews attacking the fire near a vacant church. That church is now being used as a temporary courthouse for Callahan County while the permanent location is being renovated.
The Abilene Fire Department was also on scene, lending a helping hand.
KTAB/KRBC was able to confirm at the scene that an electric company turned off power to two homes behind the dealership. Fire personnel said the neighborhood was not affected.
The fire reportedly began in the west side shop, and the winds pushed the flames east, threatening multiple nearby structures. The fire was contained within the shop and commercial center, limiting the spread.
These images below are courtesy of Baird Volunteer Fire Department:
Everyone was able to evacuate safely from Hanner’s buildings and vehicles as well as nearby buildings, our team confirmed. However, it is unknown at this time if anyone suffered any injuries.
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