House burns on North Main, second fire in three months
By BRITTANY FHOLER
Firefighters responded to a house on fire at 606 N. Main St. in Copperas Cove late Sunday evening.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, according to Deputy Fire Chief Gary Young, although the incident is listed as an arson call in the police department’s daily bulletin for Jan. 2.
A neighbor called in the fire at 10:37 p.m. and two fire engines, three ambulances and a battalion chief responded, Young said, with the fire declared controlled at 12:15 a.m.
No injuries were reported. Young said that there is no confirmed information as to whether anyone had been inside the structure at the time of the fire.
This is the second time the house was set on fire within the past several months.
It was set on fire intentionally back in the early morning hours of September 28, 2021 by Danilla Diana Gutierrez, who was later arrested and charged with arson.
Firefighters responded to that fire at around 2:10 a.m., with three fire engines, two ambulances, a battalion chief and four police officers responding. It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to get that fire under control.
The structure was deemed a total loss at that time, displacing the five or so persons believed to be residing inside the house. There were no injuries reported then as well.