Early morning fire in Lakewood under investigation


A home in the 570 block of Lakewood Road burned to the ground in an early morning fire Monday, according to Denison Fire Department’s Chief Gordan Weger. The home was totally destroyed but no one was injured in the fire.

Weger said that when Denison FD firefighters arrived to the blaze around 3 a.m., the home was fully engulfed in flames and the roof of the structure had already collapsed. The three residents of the home were safely outside waiting for firefighters.

Denison FD called two other local fire departments, the North Texas Regional Airport Fire Department and the Pottsboro Fire Department, to help get the fire under control. Weger said firefighters battled flames for about three hours before getting the intense fire under control. Weger said the last firefighter from his department left the scene around 8 a.m. that morning.

Grayson County Assistant Fire Marshal David Gallagher said the source and cause of the fire are still under investigation. Beyond confirming that the home was a complete loss, Gallagher said the intensity of the fire will prolong his investigation. “There was a lot of fire involved, so it’s going to take a while to get to the bottom of it,” Gallagher said.

Weger said the family in the home did not report having any animals living in the home.