MERKEL, Texas - A house fire about 11 a.m. Friday in western Taylor County burned an abandoned trailer.
Smoke could be seen for miles as flames tore through the house.
The fire was off county roads 709 and 410 near Merkel.
Not only did the trailer burn, but old tires and trash near the building made the fire appear even worse.
Firefighters from Tye, Merkel, and View say they do not have a cause yet.
The home is total loss.