Fire near Bangs destroys home

POSTED: 7:39 PM Jan 22 2014   UPDATED: 11:00 AM Jan 23 2014
Bangs fire destroys home
BANGS, Texas -

A fire that broke out Tuesday night left a home in ruins.

It happened on CR 151 near Bangs.

Brownwood Fire Marshal Buddy Preston said the cause of the fire is still unknown because the house burned for awhile before crews were notified so there was not a lot left to sift through.

"The roof was already gone when the ones who were first on scene arrived," Preston said. "Plus the house is so far out and there aren't any witnesses who can tell you what side the fire started on."

Homeowner Sheila Brown wasn't home when the fire happened. She was still grieving the loss of her two-bedroom home which she said was purchased in the 1940s and once belonged to her grandparents.

"I can't believe it happened to me," Brown said tearfully. "I've never experienced anything like this."

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