At 8:11 p.m. Tuesday night March 16, 2021 the Brownfield Fire Dept. was called to respond to a house fire located in the 500 block of East Tate. Another call came in for BFD to respond to a house fire in the 500 block of East Broadway. As the fire dept. came to the locations, they found a storage building on fire located in the back yard of 519 E. Broadway.
The fire dept. had the occupants of the house east of the fire to evacuate due to the wind blowing from the west. The house located at 519 E. Broadway with the storage shed on fire also caught fire, however minimum damage was done to the house.
According to BFD Chief Dennis Rowe the property is vacant and there are no known people who lived there. “At this time the cause of the fire is pending due to an investigation.” Chief said. He also went on to state, “It is suspected arson because there was nothing in the shed such as electricity, gas, or anything else that could’ve caught fire by itself.”