Nacogdoches, TX — Twenty firefighters spent 41⁄2 hours Tuesday fighting a blaze that destroyed an estimated 60 percent of a home in the 4000 block of FM 1878, said Keith Kiplinger, Nacogdoches Fire Department chief. Fire trucks were dispatched from Nacogdoches, Appleby, Swiss Shady Grove and Central Heights. No one was in the house, but there were multiple rooms and many items of property inside. Some firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and stress; although, no one was severely injured, the chief said. A cause for the fire, which started about 1:40 p.m., had not been determined as of Tuesday night, Kiplinger said.
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