DENISON, Tex. (KXII) - Cleanup will begin Thursday after a massive fire destroyed a Main Street business and a neighboring building and significantly damaged another Wednesday in downtown Denison, city officials said at a news conference Thursday morning.
Three families are without a home and two buildings destroyed after a fire in downtown Denison Wednesday.
City officials said Thursday morning the fire has displaced three families (6 people total), and at least two buildings have been destroyed.
Power and gas remains shut off to the entire northern half of the 300 block of West Main where the fire started at Luxor Nails and Spa at 317 West Main St around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The building collapsed as it burned about an hour later.
Two neighboring buildings to the west of the salon suffered significant damage from water and smoke.
City officials said Thursday firefighters cannot go inside yet because the buildings are not structurally sound at this time.
West Main Street between Rusk Avenue and Burnette Avenue remains closed.
St. Luke's Day School, a nearby preschool, was evacuated due to winds carrying smoke though the area Wednesday. The school also closed Thursday. City officials said Thursday that air quality is not an issue at this time.
Snow White Laundry is closed due the gas outage.
The initial fire was put out around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, but firefighters continued to put our hot spots throughout the evening hours on the roof of a neighboring building.
Fire departments from Sherman, Calera, Durant and North Texas Regional Airport made their way to Denison to help battle the flames.
Fire officials say no one was injured. Witnesses told News 12 a nail salon employee had minor burns and did not need to go to the hospital.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.