By Will Johnson

Messenger Reporter 

ANDERSON COUNTY – This residence at the corner of FM 2419 and Date Hwy. 294 was heavily damaged by fire and smoke on the morning of Monday, Dec. 19. Volunteer Fire Departments from Elkhart, Grapeland, Slocum and Palestine, along with several other departments responded to the call shortly after 8 a.m. While no one was injured, a firefighter was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The extent of the damage is not known. In addition, an investigation into the cause of the fire has not been completed.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.