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Fire Breaks Out In Whitesboro


GRAYSON CO., TX -- A multiple-structure fire Saturday afternoon in Whitesboro. Jhen Kordela has the story. 

The fire reportedly started at an auto shop and office and quickly spread to a house next door.

It was a smokey scene out of Whitesboro when crews arrived just before 2:30 off of East Main at 377. A shop and office were fully involved, and a home was on fire.

According to the Whitesboro fire department, the home was occupied when it caught  fire. But, the owner did manage to make it out ok. Neighbors out there were shocked at the scene.

"It -- huge flames -- I thought it had gotten the house too because they were so huge, and you couldn't see and you couldn't see," says Amber Carver, a neighbor.

The auto shop was destroyed along with several vehicles inside.

The building also contained propane bottles, oxygen tanks and other flammable chemicals that, firefighters say, ruptured inside.

A power line went down on the side of the building. The department had to call out an electric crew to take care of the live line, so officials could tend to that area.

Gunter, Collinsville, Sadler and Southmayd assisted. 

Luckily, no one was injured. The cause is under investigation.

- Jhen Kordela, KTEN News.