Apartment fire leaves several people in Sherman homeless - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Apartment fire leaves several people in Sherman homeless

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Workforce Solutions Texoma KTEN Hot Jobs

    Workforce Solutions Texoma KTEN Hot Jobs

    Looking for a job? Workforce Solutions Texoma can help. Below is the updated list of job openings in our area. For more information you can contact Workforce Solutions Texoma at Phone: 903.463.9997 Fax: 903.463.3073 www.workforcesolutionstexoma.com DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR WORKPLACE LEARNING Denison Closing Date: 8/15/2014 Posting ID: 6313798 http://bit.ly/1sR6cKz TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AND PC REPAIR Denison Closing Date: 8/16/2014 Posting I...More >>
    Looking for a job? Workforce Solutions Texoma can help. Below is the updated list of job openings in our area. For more information you can contact Workforce Solutions Texoma at Phone: 903.463.9997 Fax: 903.463.3073 www.workforcesolutionstexoma.com DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR WORKPLACE LEARNING Denison Closing Date: 8/15/2014 Posting ID: 6313798 http://bit.ly/1sR6cKz TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AND PC REPAIR Denison Closing Date: 8/16/2014 Posting I...More >>
  • Tips For Buying New Home

    Tips For Buying New Home

    Texoma realtor Lisa Hitchcock stopped by the KTEN studios to talk about steps for buying a home with Gregg Watson.Find out what you need to know before you start your search.More >>
    Texoma realtor Lisa Hitchcock stopped by the KTEN studios to talk about steps for buying a home with Gregg Watson.Find out what you need to know before you start your search.More >>
  • BBQ, Auction and Good Time to Benefit Tishomingo Ag. Booster Club

    BBQ, Auction and Good Time to Benefit Tishomingo Ag. Booster Club

    Grab the kids and get ready for a great supper, auction and guaranteed entertainment at the 2014 Tishomingo Ag. Booster Club BBQ Dinner.Jody House joined Lisanne Anderson on Good Morning Texoma to talk more about the event and the great things this booster club does to support local FFA and 4-H students.Click on the video link for more detailsJuly 26, 20146:30pmJohnston Co. Fair Barn - Tishomingo, OklahomaMeal prepared by Cattle Trough CateringTickets $15 for adults and $8 for children under ...More >>
    Grab the kids and get ready for a great supper, auction and guaranteed entertainment at the 2014 Tishomingo Ag. Booster Club BBQ Dinner.Jody House joined Lisanne Anderson on Good Morning Texoma to talk more about the event and the great things this booster club does to support local FFA and 4-H students.Click on the video link for more detailsJuly 26, 20146:30pmJohnston Co. Fair Barn - Tishomingo, OklahomaMeal prepared by Cattle Trough CateringTickets $15 for adults and $8 for children under ...More >>

SHERMAN, TX -  Fire swept through the Hunnington Apartments on 1417 and Taylor Street in Sherman today destroying several units.

At least 17 people were told they can't go back to the homes they left this morning after fire damaged or destroyed 16 apartments.

No one was hurt in the fire.. But now 15 families are left to figure out what to do next.

It was an emotional day, for almost twenty people when they returned home to find their building ruined.

"At least we're safe," said resident Shelby Haughee.

" I work at night at Wilson and Jones, I usually wake up around seven o'clock, if I was here today, I would have been sleeping through it," said Tommy Barker another resident.

Fire officials say shortly after two thirty this afternoon, flames took over building five. Eight apartments were destroyed  and eight others were damaged.

"It's a matter of putting out the flames and going in after that and going in and investigating the cause of the fire," according to Sgt. D.M. Hampton of the Sherman Police Department.

High winds helped the fire spread quickly, as five different fire departments helped Sherman fire fighters battle the blaze.

"My understanding is the fire spread from one floor to the next which makes it difficult and we have a pretty steady wind out here which I am sure is causing some problems for them and they are doing the vest that they can to get out here and put this thing out," said Hampton.

Although fifteen families are without homes, many of the residents told us that they are grateful to be alive and that no one was hurt.

"I'm good, lucky, relieved that it wasn't worse than what is was," said resident Tommy Barker.

The Red Cross was on site to help residents that are left without homes. Again fire fighters say it is not safe to go into the building tonight because the building may end up collapsing.

The Grayson County Fire Marshal will help the Sherman Fire Department with the investigation.