Archive - Apr 6, 2011 - News Article
Early this morning a house on Chaparral burst into flames.
The fire started around 7:50am, caused by a still burning stove that caught the attention of the occupant. Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated that there were no injuries to the occupants, although a family pet was killed.
The mother and her small child escaped the blaze and called the fire department. He also stated that there were about 14 fire Fighters on the scene with two engine trucks, one ladder truck, and two chief vehicles. The fire was contained in about 15 minutes and completely extinguished with in 30 minutes.
With dry conditions persisting and the wind continuing to blow, the threat of wildfire is strong in the Hutchinson County area.
The Eastern Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross urges everyone to be cautious with open flames.
The smallest spark can start a fire and that spark can be driven by winds to create a wildfire. Local citizens need to be prepared against wildfire by creating a 30 to 100 foot safety zone around their home.
The following are steps that can be taken to reduce potential exposure to flames and radiant heat:
The Borger City Council has received a re-plat requested by a new pharmacy coming to town.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council acted to receive the re-plat of Lots 4-11, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, containing 1.303 acres, to be known as Lot 4R, Block 24, Unit 4, Thompson Addition, and a physical address of 230 N. Cedar Street.
Spring is the best time to prepare your lawn and garden for the warmer months.
Marlin Thomas, who has been with Thomas Greenhouse since its opening in 1976, says that the best thing to do is â€śprepare your garden.â€ť
Most common mistakes in preparing your garden include not fertilizing correctly and either overwatering or underwatering, especially when it comes to your grass. Fertilizing and watering are key to having a healthy green lawn. Some people water every day and that is not necessary.