An early morning fire Tuesday destroyed two homes in Denison. The Denison Fire Department received a report at 5:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning of a house fire on the 400 block of Fannin Street in Denison.

An early morning fire Tuesday destroyed two homes in Denison. The Denison Fire Department received a report at 5:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning of a house fire on the 400 block of Fannin Street in Denison.


Firefighters arrived to find a vacant home at 409 Fannin St "pretty much engulfed," said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Ray. By the time firefighters arrived, the fire had also started to spread to a neighboring house. Two occupants were evacuated from the home located at 411 Fannin, and no injuries were reported.


Firefighters got the fire out, but it rekindled in the base of one of the structures, said Ray. The fire was finally extinguished at around 8 a.m. The Fire Department remained on the scene until about 9 a.m. as Atmos Energy was called onto the scene after concerns rose about a gas leak at the second home, said Ray.


The heat from the fire burned and melted a gas meter, said Terry Tombaugh, public affairs manager for Atmos Energy. While no gas leak was detected, Atmos suspended service to the two homes as a precaution. Service was not interrupted to any other customers, said Tombaugh.


The fire also affected cable, phone, and Internet services in the area, as nearby lines were melted by the heat, said Ray.


Fire officials are still investigating the the blaze, as the cause remains unknown. Firefighters were able to contain the damage to the two homes destroyed by the fire with other nearby homes receiving superficial damage, said Ray.