Sherman duplex fire displaces 2 families

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SHERMAN, TX - Ten Sherman residents need a new place to live after a duplex fire Monday morning.

Sherman Fire Chief Jeff Jones says they responded to a call on the 1700 block of East Mulberry Street just after 11 a.m. A family of eight was reportedly living on one side of the duplex and a family of two on the other.

Occupants reported the fire starting in the bedroom. Jones said they were originally worried three people were still inside.

"[It] took us a little while to ensure that everyone was indeed out. We did account for everybody. There are no injures. It took us about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. There was a total of 23 firefighters on the scene," Jones said.

No one was injured, but Jones says preliminary damages are estimated at $70,000. The American Red Cross is helping the residents find a temporary place to stay.

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