Fire Destroys Sherman Business

5-30-05 - A fire destroyed the Dollar General store on East Lamar street in Sherman on Monday afternoon. The 2-alarm blaze broke out after 3pm, when witnesses saw flames erupt toward the back of the store.

Several Sherman crews fought the fire and kept it from spreading to the Piggly Wiggly next door. It took nearly two hours to bring it under control.

A handful of customers and employees were inside the store when the fire began, but all of them made it out safely.

Firefighters are still investigating a cause, but one man was arrested after assaulting a woman who witnessed the fire. Witnesses told police the woman was going to reveal that the man was involved in the fire.