CROSS PLAINS, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A shed caught on fire in Cross Plains, causing a prompt response from first responders on August 20.

The Rising Star Fire Department initially reported that multiple structures were on fire, but the City of Cross Plains shared that the only structure affected was a shed.

Courtesy of Desiree Robertson

Courtesy of Connie Cholewinski

Crews responded to the 700 block of North Avenue A, and mutual aid was paged from the surrounding areas. Nearby resident Connie Cholewinski shared that the crews worked fast to make an attack on the fire, ensuring residents’ safety.

“The fire department and local LEOs were amazing in getting it handled. Texas Forestry, Rising Star, Cross Plains. Just amazing. It’s scary when it’s so close to home. And the city reacted quickly… Just an all-around wonderful community,” Cholewinski shared.

The fire caused a gas line to rupture, causing the city to shut down the gas for a short period of time. BigCountryHomepage will update if more information becomes available.