Sherman apartment fire started inside fireplace

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SHERMAN, Tex. --Four families are picking up the pieces after Saturday night's devastating fire. While victims at the Post Oak apartment complex look to move on, investigators are looking for the exact cause.

The fire tore through building eleven around 6:30 Saturday evening. Sherman Fire Chief Jeff Jones says the fire started in a fireplace on the second floor. He says half the building was empty and no one was injured. Apartment managers say all fire victims will be given new apartments and Jones added the Red Cross is assisting those families.

"We were fortunate that even though the wind was as high as it was, that we were able to contain the fire to just one building,” said Chief Jones. “We had a lot of help from outside departments, and the guys did a really good job."

The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated. Officials say the total cost of the damage is estimated at $700,000

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