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Firefighters put out fence fire before house ignites

Posted: 2:12 PM, Apr 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-08 15:12:36-04

It was a close call for a southside homeowner as a fire was slowly reaching her home.

The fire broke out along a fence line between two homes in the 3600 block of Thornberry Court off of Carroll Lane.

According to a witness, he saw smoke as he was coming home from HEB and noticed a couch on fire. The flames grew when a fence caught fire.

The witness said it took firefighters about five minutes to arrive at the scene and they put out the flames.

Firefighters say a cigarette could have started the fire, but they were still not sure how the couch caught flames.