Fire destroys unoccupied house in Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH -- Firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze Tuesday night that destroyed an unoccupied wood frame house in the Riverside neighborhood east of downtown.

Firefighters were dispatched at 8:35 p.m. to 3017 Vanhorn Ave., just off Riverside Drive. The fire caused the roof to fall in, fire Battalion Chief D.D. Clark said. No one was injured.

"There was nobody home; nobody lived there," he said. "There was no power or gas. My guess is that somebody had a warming fire going and maybe fell asleep."

The 560-square-foot house had an appraised value of $19,900 in the 2012 tax year, according to the Tarrant Appraisal District website.

Patrick M. Walker, 817-983-8080

Twitter: @patrickmwalker1

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