KTBS 3 News has learned that a fire in Texarkana, Texas, destroyed a tent at a self-made homeless camp.
Texarkana Fire Captain Rick Holder tells KTBS 3 News that firefighters were called out to a wooded area near West 3rd Street in Texarkana at 8 a.m. Monday morning. The area is known to be the home of about five homeless people. When firefighters got to the scene, they found one of the five tents ablaze. Holder says that no one was around when fire crews got to the area and they have yet to uncover what exactly sparked the fire.
A pastor at a nearby church, who frequents the wooded area to provide the residents there with food, told KTBS 3 News that he donated a tent to replace the burned one. He also says that about 30 people live in the wooded area but that only five live in this particular spot where the fire occurred.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.