Monday, November 30, 2015
1012 C Street Floresville, TX 78114 Phone: 830-216-4519 Fax: 830-393-3219
Afternoon blaze incinerates vacant structures
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com
Rising smoke darkens the sky above an abandoned house burning on C.R. 117, with the only illumination coming from the glowing flames.
Wilson County NewsJuly 14, 2011, 5:09pm 4,529 views 2 comments
FLORESVILLE -- Firefighters from both stations of the Floresville Volunteer Fire Department are fighting triple-digit temperatures and a stubborn blaze on C.R. 117 near the San Antonio River.
J.W. Shiflett said he reported the fire at 2:55 p.m. He was setting corners for a new fence nearby when he saw smoke. Shiflett said he drove up to investigate when he realized that an abandoned barn was ablaze.
Wind swept the flames to the roadway and up a hill to a vacant farmhouse, which was also consumed. An active electrical connection and the lack of available water nearby hampered firefighters’ efforts to save the structure.
As of 4:43 p.m., firefighters from the Floresville Volunteer Fire Department and the Floresville-Cañada Verde Volunteer Fire Department remained at the scene.
Your Opinions and Comments
Share your comment or opinion on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Breaking News Archives
Chaplin leaving Falls City ISD (November 25, 2015)
#FloresvilleStrong T-shirts are in (November 16, 2015)
Gov. Abbott To Refuse Syrian Refugees Relocating To Texas (November 16, 2015)
Falls City antique farm equipment demo canceled (November 13, 2015)
Share your favorite Christmas memory (November 13, 2015)
Student organizes community prayer Nov. 8 (November 7, 2015)
La Vernia man dies in overnight crash (November 6, 2015)
Floresville ISD: High school students' return delayed to Nov. 9 (November 4, 2015)
Election Results (November 3, 2015)
UPDATE: Medical examiner IDs driver killed in St. Hedwig crash (November 3, 2015)
Rainfall totals for recent rains (November 2, 2015)
Storm sidelines Wilson County Appraisal District (November 2, 2015)
UPDATE: Floresville High School students to return Nov. 6 (November 1, 2015)