Search for Cause of Historic Sherman Fire

8-7-06 Two days after fire destroyed a home and law office in downtown Sherman, investigators are still working to find the cause.

Two of the houses at Cherry and Crockett Streets were at least 100 years old. A drive through downtown Sherman reveals the devastation and the near-miss.

Just yards from where a home and law office were destroyed, a turn of the century church was spared.

The heat and smoke was so intense it cracked glass and melted the lights on a fire truck.

The owners of the law office that burned are looking for a new location. They're still taking phone calls and it will take some time to reconstruct the files that were lost.

Two people lived in the home next door. That's where the fire started. The Red Cross has set them up in a motel.