Sherman police believe arson may have destroyed two abandon homes and damaged another Monday.

A statement from the Sherman Police Department said that 911 operators in Sherman received a call at around 11 a.m. on Monday that drew first responders to a structure fire in the 300 block of West Middleton Street.

“Upon arrival of Sherman Fire and Police units, an abandoned home was found fully engulfed in flames. The fire from the initial structure spread to the two neighboring homes, one that was also abandoned and one that was occupied,” SPD Sgt. Brett Mullens in a written statement.

Mullen said Sherman Fire personnel were able to quickly extinguish the fire on the occupied home, saving it from major damage.

“The two abandoned homes were a total loss. No one was injured as a result of the fire,” Mullen said.

He said while the firefighters were battling the fire, police officers were told that the fire may have been the result of arson.

“Initially two persons were detained for questioning, but at this time there is currently only one person of interest in the Arson investigation,” Mullen said. He said the case is being investigated jointly by the Sherman Police Department and the Sherman Fire Marshal and the investigation is ongoing.

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