TX firefighter struck by exploding ammo

August 13, 2009 8:24:23 AM PDT
A Central Texas firefighter escaped serious injury when he was struck by ammunition that exploded during a house fire. Investigators searched for the cause of Thursday's fire at Morgan's Point Resort, in Bell County.

Morgan's Point Resort Fire Chief Bill Richards says one woman from the home was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Richards told KWTX-TV that ammunition stored inside the structure started to discharge during the blaze. Richards says a firefighter, wearing heavy gear, was hit in the chest by a bullet, but avoided serious injury.

Morgan's Point Resort is a town of about 4,000, located along Belton Lake.

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