SOUTHMAYD — A fire Thursday claimed a home on Windy Lane. Southmayd Police Chief Ron Blackwell said the call about the fire came in at 9:45 a.m. and initial reports said there were people in the house.
Firefighters from a number of area departments rushed to the scene. By the time the first trucks arrived, “the house was already gone,” Blackwell said.
At that point firefighters started trying to save the houses on either side of it which he said they were able to do. He said the family that lived in the rental house were located elsewhere. The family didn’t know of any reason anyone should be inside the home, Blackwell said, so the fire department is not expecting to find anyone in there. However, he said, they would make both a preliminary and a secondary search of the house to confirm that there was no one in the home.
As for a cause, Blackwell said, it is still to early in the investigation to know what caused the fire. The family has been displaced and is being helped by the Red Cross. “And we are taking donations (for the family) at our city hall,” Blackwell said.
There was some minor damage to property around the house
Firefighters from Southmayd. North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field, Gunter, Sadler, Sherman, Whitesboro and Collinsville worked the fire.