Firefighters are battling a smoky blaze this afternoon near the corner of 11th St. and Heights Blvd., next to the post office. A Swamplot reader writes in with this report:
Billowing flames and smoke are rising from the roof of a house at
10131015 Heights Blvd. Neighbors report that it is a two-story stucco historic home that was converted into apartments. A few years back, a porch was added but then exterior work on the remodel stopped. I couldn’t get close enough to take photos. Heights Blvd. is blocked off between 11th St. and 10th St.
Another reader sends in pix:
Update, 3:50 pm: The city reports that 18 HFD units responding to the incident were able to end the fire at the fourplex by 3:11 pm, a little more than an hour after it was reported. The fire was in the attic and second floor; no one was injured.
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