Home damaged by fire in the attic Tuesday

Bowie Rural VFD firefighters and City of Bowie VFD firefighters check the attic in this house fire Tuesday. (Photo by Barbara Green)

Bowie Rural Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on State Highway 59 North at Industrial Road about 11 a.m. Tuesday. They found flames coming out of the roof eaves and the fire appeared to be in the attic. Firefighters vented it to shoot water inside. Firefighters said a cutting torch reportedly caught fire in the attic where a worker was doing some remodeling work. There was smoke and water damage. They were assisted by the City of Bowie Volunteer Fire Department. (News photo by Barbara Green)