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Residents Counting Their Blessings After Pottsboro House Fire


POTTSBORO, TX---- It's now been two weeks since the ice storm blasted Texoma, causing problems for so many. However, residents in Pottsboro said something positive has come from it.

They said an early morning house fire could have been much worse if it wasn't for the wet ground that was left behind by the ice. They said the wet ground absorbed a lot of the fire's flames, helping it not to spread.

The fire happened around 1 a.m. off Texas Heaven Lane which is located near Lake Texoma and Preston Bend in Pottsboro.

"The house went up in smoke, it was completely gone," resident Dr. Tom Bell said.

Residents reported hearing a loud boom and said that the flames could be seen from several blocks.

Luckily, the home is a vacation home so no one was there when it caught fire. Multiple emergency crews responded and were able to contain the fire before it spread.

The Preston Fire Department is reporting the home as a total loss.

The Grayson County Fire Marshal is investigating.