Fire destroys vacant home in Kirby

Home on Borchers Drive was being used for storage

KIRBY, Texas – A vacant home in Kirby was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters said the home on Borchers Drive was being used for storage and was filled with items, which made it difficult to put out.

One dog was saved, but another died in the fire.

"I opened the door, and I heard the gentleman that lives there just telling that his dog (died)," said Becky Montez, a neighbor. 

Fire crews found ammunition and tires inside the home. Officials said construction equipment had to be used to sort through the mess left behind after the fire. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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