Community offers support after apartment fire in Sherman

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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- A community is offering support after an apartment fire that happened on Friday night in Sherman.

Seventeen people are displaced after fire ripped through a building at the Post Oak Crossings apartment complex.

No one was hurt but most of the residents lost everything they had.

"Tragic," resident Weldon Cox said. "They have no home, no furniture, no nothing."

When the word got out about the fire, the community stepped up to help.

Hundreds of donations were dropped off at the apartment's front office by complete strangers.

"Grayson county is a family," property manager Sharon Griffitt said. "That has been apparent through all of this."

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the fire, but it appears to be accidental and electrical.

"The fire came out of the building and they started putting the fire out and they worked real hard all night long," Cox said.

Griffitt says they currently have all the donations they need until they can sort through the items.

If you want to help, keep an eye on the apartment complex's Facebook page for an updated list of needed items.

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