At 3:00 am on August 19, 2003, the Keene FD was dispatched to a fully involved structure fire at Pecan Grove Mobile Home Park. Mutual aid was immediately requested from the Cleburne FD and the Alvarado FD.
The mobile home was vacant and the fire is under investigation for possible arson.
This was the first shift for Keene's two full-time paid fire and EMS personnel. It was also the first time for Keene to be able to provide 24-hour fire and EMS coverage.
It was also the first shift of a rookie Cleburne fireman. The last photo is of the Cleburne FD rookie fireman, right out of fire training school, being christened by his engineer.
All units cleared the scene at 4:43 am, with the damage limited to the one structure. Keene is located 30 miles south of Fort Worth, Texas, in Johnson County.