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KAUFMAN, Texas — A Kaufman County home was destroyed in a Thursday night fire — displacing its resident.

Around 9:28 p.m., on Thursday, November 21, 2019, the Kaufman Fire Department was dispatched to the residential structure fire at 1400 Lorraine Lane, just east of Kaufman and the Kaufman Lake.

Mutual aid was requested from firefighters in Scurry and College Mound. A Careflite ambulance was placed on scene standby and the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office provided scene safety.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire from a single-wide mobile home.

"It was learned the occupant was out safe," read a statement from the College Mound Fire Department. "Firefighters went to work battling the blaze and brought it under control quickly but not before the home was gutted."

The American Red Cross responded to assist the displaced resident.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Kaufman County Fire Marshal's Office.