Willis Avenue house fire fought early Friday

Willis Avenue closed between 13th Street and 15th Street

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A house fire was reported about 1:45 a.m. Friday at 2402 Willis Ave. in Perry.

Officers of the Perry Police Department responded and evacuated the occupants.

There were no injuries in the incident.

Smoke was visible coming from the attic area of the home when the Perry Volunteer Fire Department was paged.

Firefighters responded and made an interior attack on the flames, which were visible over the roof of the structure.

By 5 a.m. the fire was still burning at several points in the upper reaches of the house.

“There’s been lots of remodeling and lowered roofs put in there over the years,” said Perry Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Grason Hill. “It’s made it hard to get to the rafters, and the fire is in between a lot of layers.”

The cause of the fire in under investigation at this hour.

The 1.5-story house was built in 1900 and is owned by Robyn Reitz of Perry, according to Dallas County records.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as informationbecomes available.

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