Fire consumes abandoned Kenedy house
by Danay Gilley
Jul 17, 2011 | 1254 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kenedy firefighters work to bring a structure fire under control on July 4.
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Karnes County residents were baffled by the cloud of black smoke that rose above Kenedy late Monday evening, July 4.

The smoke originated at an abandoned house on Snucum Street near Flax Plant Road.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. firefighters were called to the location where they discovered an abandoned house full of old tires on fire.

According to Kenedy Fire Chief Rudy Saenz, the burning tires were the cause of the thick black smoke.

The black smoke cloud could be seen several miles from the actual scene of the fire.

The house and all its contents were destroyed in the fire, Saenz said.

The Kenedy Fire Department received initial aid from the Karnes City Fire Department in fighting the blaze.

According to Saenz it took approximately three and a half hours for the fire to be completely extinguished.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The Kenedy Police Department is conducting an investigation as to whether the fire was a deliberate act or was set accidentally.

Neighbors reported unknown individuals on a green four wheeler in the area before the fAnyone with information about this fire is encouraged to contact the Kenedy Police Department at 830-583-2225.
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