Fire destroys Sherman apartment building

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A unit at Post Oak Crossing Apartments in Sherman caught fire Wednesday morning.

"Very scared," said Post Oak Crossing resident Amy Thompson. "It was the scares thing I've seen in my life."

Thompson said she got an unexpected wake-up call at five a.m.. from a Sherman Police officer banging on her front door.

"Saying get out of the house," Thompson said. "I grabbed my roommate and we ran out the door with what we could grab."

Thompson lives next door to building six at Post Oak Crossing. As she was being evacuated, she saw giant flames coming from the building.

"Upstairs is a total loss, lots of smoke damage," said Sherman Fire Marshal Danny Fuller. "The bottom floors have a lot of water damage."

Firefighters don't believe the fire is suspicious at this time, but they think a second story apartment is where it started.

Ten people are now without a home.

"No injuries, we were very fortunate there," Fuller said. "Crews did a good job going in early to search for any kind of victims and to evacuate while the fire was still going."

Including a few cats that managed to make it out safely.

Several area fire departments battled the blaze for a couple of hours.

"Construction age and construction of the building they did not have dividers, firewalls in so it spread really quickly across the top," Fuller said.

This isn't the first fire at these apartments.

A fire in November destroyed an entire building, displacing nearly 20 people.

"All of them have been different, there's no pattern at this time," Fuller said.

The Red Cross is helping out those who have lost everything.

"Thankful for the Sherman Fire Department," Thompson said. "They were a God send."

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