LORENA, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: As of Tuesday night, the Levi Fire in McLennan County is 100 percent contained, according to the Lorena Police Department.
All fire units were released from the scene around 8:45 p.m., and the roadway was reopened.
Authorities say the fire destroyed a home and an outbuilding. They say the flames also killed a family pet. According to the Robinson Volunteer Fire Department, the fire was contained at approximately 15 acres. Some vehicles and a shed also burned in the fire.
Several McLennan County fire departments originally responded to a structure fire and a brush fire on Tuesday afternoon. The fire started in the area of 2915 Levi Parkway, near Silo Hill Road, in Lorena.
The departments that responded to the fire include Lorena FD, Robinson VFD, Waco FD, Downsville VFD, Bruceville, Gholson, Golinda, the Texas A&M Forest Service and a TIFMAS Strike team. Lorena Auxillary and the HOT Fire Corps also responded.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.