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San Marcos Fire Department

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Townhouse fire closes Old Ranch Road 12

The San Marcos Fire Department put out a small fire this morning at the Franklin Square Townhomes that caused minor damage and forced the closure of surrounding streets for about an hour.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Fire damages 131-year-old Donalson Building downtown

San Marcos firefighters quickly doused a rooftop fire Tuesday afternoon that did minor damage to the 131-year-old building at the corner of Hopkins and LBJ in downtown San Marcos.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Firefighters make quick work of San Marcos apartment fire

The San Marcos Fire Department stopped a blaze Friday, March 14 at a laundry facility at Townwood Apartments, 520 Linda Drive in San Marcos, before it could damage adjacent dwelling units. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:54 a.m.,...

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

San Marcos firefighters recognized, promoted at annual ceremony

Firefighter Jordan Hutton, left, was named San Marcos Firefighter of the Year by his peers. Fire Chief Les Stephens presents the award to Hutton during the department’s annual ceremony in February. PHOTO by DON ANDERS — SUBMITTED...

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Nored retires from SMFD after nearly three decades

Nored rose through the ranks over the next 28 years to engineer and lieutenant before being appointed as assistant chief in 2002. He twice served as interim fire chief, first in 2004 and again from 2008-2009.

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Fire truck damage by semi crash

A San Marcos fire truck was damaged early Friday morning when it was struck by a semi tractor trailer on Interstate 35 near Texas 80 during an emergency call.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Fire department to host open house on Oct. 5

The San Marcos Fire Department will host its third annual Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Fire Station No. 5, 100 Carlson Circle, to kick off Fire Prevention Month.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Lack of fire hydrants hampered response to Loop Street fire

The city’s engineering and capital improvements department plans to install fire hydrants on Loop Street sooner than previously planned after firefighters were forced to truck in water Wednesday evening to battle a house blaze.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Retired physician’s hillside home destroyed by blaze

A fire Wednesday evening destroyed a ridgetop house owned by a well-known retired physician but firefighters from five departments were able to contain the blaze before it swept through wooded hills dotted with large, older homes.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Firefighters save money in armored vehicle

The San Marcos Fire Department saved an undisclosed amount of money from burning up when firefighters doused an engine fire in a Brink’s armored vehicle Monday on Interstate 35.

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