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Fire rips through Port Neches home

A fire caused heavy damage to a Port Neches home in the 600 block of Neches Oaks, a new subdivision near Port Neches Avenue.

Dispatch received the call just after noon and quickly requested mutual aid from surrounding communities.

Firefighters on the scene told 12News no one was home when the fire started and they were alerted to the fire through a security system.

Firefighters tell us they believe the fire originated in the garage. 

The homeowner, Trent Cobb, believes the source may have been a golf cart that was just rewired for LED lights. He says they usually kept their pets inside, but for some reason, his wife decided to put them out for the day.

Crews from Port Neches, Port Arthur, Nederland and Groves fire departments all responded to the scene.

 

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