Multiple residents were displaced, but none were injured Friday night after a fire broke out and destroyed a Sherman apartment building.
Calls placed to Sherman-Fire Rescue officials were not returned Saturday, but KTEN reports that at approximately 4:30 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the Post Oak Crossing apartments in the 3300 block of FM 1417 after smoke was discovered in one of its units.
“They started pulling some ceiling in the downstairs apartments, actually found fire in between the floors, and with no fire breaks it had already run from end-to-end as soon as they opened it up,” Sherman Fire-Rescue Division Chief Chris Olson said to KTEN.
Firefighters at the scene told KTEN reporters that high winds helped fuel the fire, which burned for roughly three hours. The blaze also drew fire crews from Denison, Pottsboro and Whitewright. It was unclear whether officials had determined the cause of the fire.
KXII reports that the fire displaced the tenants of at least eight units, but said the American Red Cross and Salvation Army were on hand to assist those affected.