McKinney house fire believed to have been started by an incense burner
Homeowner called 911 to report front door was on fire
McKINNEY, Texas (May 5, 2020) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a report of a house fire shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday, May 1. The homeowner reported smoke started coming in the front door. When the occupants opened the door, they found the front porch on fire. The residents tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames.
While conducting the investigation McKinney Fire Investigators found what appeared to be a burn mark on the brick ledge next to the door. An incense burner was found nearby in the debris.
The homeowner said he didn’t know how the burning incense got onto the porch. Damage was contained to the front of the home. No one was injured.
“If you are going to use incense, it’s important to follow all safety guidelines. Incense can burn at a very high temperature increasing the risk of a fire or severe burns,” said Merit Ossian, Public Information Officer and Education Coordinator.
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