Hilltop Fire Claims Life

1-24-07 A fire at the Hilltop apartment complex that happened the beginning of January has claimed a victim. Bette Auten died Tuesday from injuries she received during the fire. Auten was found unconscious in her bedroom and was taken to Parkland Hospital where she was being treated. Investigators say that the fire began in her apartment when flammable liquid from an oil lamp ignited in the living room. Officials say it was the first fire related death in Sherman since January of 2006.