Fire rips through Sherman residence
SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — No injuries were reported Monday afternoon after fire broke out at a home in Sherman's Austin Landing subdivision.
Sherman firefighters said they arrived on the scene in the 400 block of Berkshire Lane within 30 seconds of the call being dispatched because a truck was driving nearby. The call initially came in as a car fire.
"Engine 3 arrived on scene, reported heavy fire showing, lots of smoke," Sherman Fire Chief Billy Hartsfield said. "By the time the incident commander arrived on scene the fire was already through the roof above the garage."
Neighbors told KTEN that the fire began in the garage, where the homeowner had been working on his cars. Some tried to help extinguish the fire before it escalated, but were unsuccessful.
"We were right on our driveway and [homeowner's daughter] ran over and said 'do you have a fire extinguisher?'" neighbor Breanna Menifee said. "We grabbed one out of the garage, our neighbor grabbed one too, and [the homeowner] used them both within about ten seconds, and it hadn't done anything."
According to tax records, the 2,700 square foot residence was built in 2019 and the property is valued at $350,000. It took about one hour for firefighters to control the flames. The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.