Structure Fire on Red Oak Road

Thursday morning units from the Red River Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire on the Red Oak Road.  The vacant house was totally involved when fire units arrived.

Acting Fire Chief Jeremy Neal said the property owner notified firefighters that the house was vacant and had been vacant for some time.  “She said squatters had been staying there from time to time,” and Neal added, “She advised that the property was not insured and to let it burn.  Her concern was that we protect her house next door.”