State fire marshal investigating Thursday morning structure fire

By Bonnie Culverhouse

The state fire marshal is investigating a structure fire on Chrysler Street near Martin Luther King Drive from early Thursday.

Minden Fire Department responded to the call from a neighbor around 8 a.m. The woman said she was outside her home, picking up trash, and thought she was seeing fog until she realized it was smoke coming from the eaves of the house.

Fire Chief Brian Williams said the department responded to the call at 8:10 and were at the house within two minutes.

“It was a small fire, and it only took a couple of minutes to extinguish it,” he said. “The residence was vacant, but it did have utilities. We didn’t see evidence of a break-in, but there was possibly someone inside.”

“The owner told me the house had been vacant for a while,” Williams continued. “They were in the process of starting a remodel.”

Cause of the fire is undetermined. Damage was minimal.

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