SHERMAN, TX - Crews are still on the scene of a large house fire in Sherman this afternoon. The fire destroyed the home of a Grayson County Sheriff's Deputy.
Around 3 o'clock this afternoon along Old Southmayd Road, neighbors say they heard an explosion, then saw the house going up in flames.
Whitesboro, Sherman, Southmayd, Locust and Gunter Fire Departments responded to the call, but when they got on location they found the house fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to put out the fire, but the house was a total loss.
Sgt. Rickey Wheeler with the Grayson County Sheriff's Office says no one was injured in the fire, but the deputy's family needs help. There were three adults and two children that lived at the home, but no one was home when the fire started. The Luton family lived at the home, which is a total loss.
The fire is still under investigation. A State Fire Marshall will be looking into the cause of the fire sometime tomorrow.
If you would like to help you can drop off donations at the Grayson County Sheriff's Office or any Landmark Bank in Grayson County.
The family will be staying with relatives until other arrangements can be made. The family is in need of clothing and other donations. Donations may be made at any Landmark Bank location or at the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Luton has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for seven years. The fund will be set up in the Luton Family’s name.
Clothing sizes needed are as follows:
Boy age 7 Shoe Size 3 or 4 Pant Size 8 Shirt Size 8-10
Girl age 12 Shoe Size 6-7 Pant Size 13 Shirt Size Med
Adult Female Shoe Size 10 Pant 15 Shirt X-Large
Adult Male Shoe Size 9 Pant 32/32 Shirt Medium
Adult Female Shoe Size 10 Pant 18 Shirt XX-Large