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Sherman family without a home after apartment fire

A family is without a home after a fire at a Sherman apartment complex late Wednesday afternoon.
A family is without a home after a fire at a Sherman apartment complex late Wednesday afternoon.(KXII)
Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 6:12 PM CST
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - A family is without a home after a fire at a Sherman apartment complex late Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters say it started around 5 p.m. in the second floor of a vacant apartment at the Northridge Villas Apartments off of U.S. Highway 82 just west of Texoma Parkway.

While the unit was vacant, a neighboring one suffered severe smoke damage. The Red Cross is assisting the family that lived there.

Firefighters put out the fire shortly before 6 p.m. The cause is still under investigation but Sherman Fire Chief Danny Jones is calling it accidental.

When firefighters arrived they said they saw smoke coming from unit 503 but no flames. They were able to get inside and put it out before it spread any farther.

Flossia White says she was out running errands when she got a call from her children that their building was on fire.

”I had to hurry up and rush back and get my kids and they were scared and so was my little dog,” White said.

Jones said the entire building will be without power until they can get an electrician out to inspect the damage.

The complex is offering other four families in that building different units to stay in tonight.

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