One person was hospitalized with injuries that were not life threatening after a home on Sherman’s west side caught fire Monday morning.
Sherman Fire-Rescue Division Chief Danny Fuller said crews were dispatched to the 100 block of Kennedy Road shortly before 8 a.m. after the two occupants of the single-story home reported finding flames in a back room of the residence.
“The entire structure had some smoke damage, but the fire damage was contained to probably 25 percent of the house,” Fuller said. “But it is uninhabitable due to the electrical system and just general damage.”
Fuller did not elaborate on the hospitalized resident’s injuries, but said the individual was taken to Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The Sherman fire chief said despite a lack of access to water at the scene, crews were able to extinguish the flames within 20 minutes of their arrival, and noted firefighters from North Texas Regional Airport —Perrin Field, Howe and Southmayd all provided assistance.
“The crews did a good job of conserving their water and just used good firefighting techniques,” Fuller said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Fuller added that the residents did a good job of evacuating the home and notifying officials of their safety.