Fire Rips through Downtown Sherman

8-5-06 – Sherman firefighters battled what is being called the worst fire in Sherman’s history Saturday. The fire started just before 5p.m. at a home in the 100 block of West Cherry Street in downtown Sherman. The blaze quickly spread to a neighboring law office. Both structures were destroyed.

The fire also damaged a nearby church and the Central Fire Station.

One firefighter was taken to Wilson N. Jones where he treated and released for injuries. No details on his exact injuries were available. Another firefighter and a Sherman police officer were treated for heat related injuries at the scene of the fire. A Salvation Army worker was rushed to the hospital just before 10 p.m. with heat related injuries.

By Saturday evening, the blaze was contained and no other homes were threatened.

No word yet on the cause of the blaze.