• Olney Firefighter Jason Pack mans a hose during a house fire near the Young County/Archer County border.

Olney firefighters quickly douse blaze

The Texas Fire Marshal’s office will determine the cause of a Friday morning house fire near the Young County/Archer County border, which badly damaged the home.

No one in the home was injured by the blaze.

“I left to take my daughter to a doctor’s appointment. My brother Penny called me and told me there was a structure fire on Hilton Road,” Homeowner Mondo Molina said. 

When Molina arrived at the home he discovered a fleet of emergency vehicles already at the scene and stood near the flames in order to remove his prized guitars, with the assistance from firefighters with the Olney Volunteer Fire Department.

Olney Fire Chief Ron Keeter said the fire began in the kitchen, but did not speculate on the cause. Instead, he chose to reserve any further comment until the conclusion of an investigation by Texas fire marshals. Although reserving a further elaboration on the cause of the fire, Keeter added that the fast response may have lessened the damage to the home.

“It made a big difference,” Keeter said. “The sooner you get there, the better off you are.”

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992