Fire damages residence in Cross Roads

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Ten agencies responded to a fire that destroyed a shed, damaged a home and burned 15 acres in Cross Roads on Thursday afternoon.

Jamie Moore, spokesman for the Denton County emergency management office, said the fire started in the 6-foot by 8-foot shed, but because the shed and everything inside was destroyed, investigators will probably never know exactly what caused the blaze.

Firefighters responded to the fire call at 3:18 p.m. at Griffin Road and U.S. Highway 377, Moore said.

The fire spread to the adjacent 1,100-square-foot home and then started a grass fire.

Agencies from as far away as Coppell and Lewisville re­sponded because they were part of a task force that has specialized equipment and training for fighting grass fires.

The home, which was occupied, sustained significant damage, Moore said.

Denton County remains un­der a burn ban, Moore said, and grass fires remain a significant threat.

“We continue to see fire danger increasing because of a lack of moisture,” he said. “Res­idents need to be aware of this threat.”

 


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