Stephenville fire and EMS units were on scene of a house fire in the 700 block of Mockingbird St. after a semi box truck ran into power lines hanging above the road, according to Stephenville Fire Chief Jimmy Chew.
The incident happened earlier in the day when the semi struck the electrical lines causing damage to two telephone poles.
“I was taking my walk and was just ready to turn the corner when the truck hit the wires,” said resident and witness Rita Mason. “I was the only one here so I called 911.”
A spark from the lines caused the roof of the home to catch fire and no injuries were reported.
“The homeowner was inside and when the fire started he got out,” Chew said.
The street has been barricaded until the scene is cleared.