Sherman man’s home ‘total loss’ in fire

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 4:31 PM CST
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - The attic of a Sherman man’s home caught fire last night and he got out before the blaze engulfed the whole house.

“I couldn’t do anything about it so I took what I could and got out,” said David McBurnett.

The home is a total loss after the fire started in the attic and spread. The cause is undetermined at this time.

McBurnett said it’s the home he grew up in, where he’d lived his whole life. He said his mom and dad built from the ground up back in 1945.

Sherman fire says the blaze was under control in 20 minutes but McBurnett lost nearly everything.

“It’s very sad to know his struggles, he’s also been battling cancer,” said Dwayne Ray, pastor of North Point Church in Sherman. “I lost my dad in 2020 and when I see him I kind of see my dad in a way.”

Ray said the church is trying to help McBurnett as much as they can and plan to set up a GoFundMe for him.

“We tried to get his essentials and clothes because he walked out with basically what’s on his back,” Ray said.

Ray to McBurnett to his brother’s home.

All McBurnett was able to save was a razor and a burned Bible.

“We’ve all been in a time of need ourselves and it’s awesome to have someone that will stand with you and know that you’re not alone in a horrible situation,” Ray said.

McBurnett said that if he’s not able to move into his brother’s home, he’s going to see about moving in with his niece.

“I was numb, I didn’t feel anything,” McBurnett said. “But I’ll be okay.”

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