Fire destroys Hickory Creek house

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Firefighters survey the damage of the house that burned near the entrance to Sycamore Bend Park in Hickory Creek on Monday.

HICKORY CREEK — Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at a lake house on Hidden Hills Road in Hickory Creek near Sycamore Bend Park on Monday.

Lake Cities Fire Chief Curtis Birt said the call came in at about 2:15 p.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, one side of the yellow one-and-a-half-story house was in flames, the fire already having made its way inside.

Fire personnel from Lake Cities, Denton, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Little Elm and Lewisville responded to the fire.

Their trucks and equipment blocked the private road that leads to the home.

“We had eight engines, two trucks, three ambulances, two tankers and six or seven chiefs” who were sent to the fire, Birt said.

At press time, the cause of the fire was unknown and still under investigation, according to Birt.

No one was injured in Monday’s fire.

Richard Mason, who identified himself as the homeowner, said neither he nor his wife were home at the time of the fire.

Mason said he left home at about 1:30 p.m. to shop for groceries. He said his Siamese cat of 13 years, Lilac, was in the home when he left.

He said he returned at about 2:30 p.m. to find his home on fire.

“This has been a family lake house from 1962 to now,” Mason said. “The house is a total loss, so we’ll have to demolish it.”

He said he had just sold his home in Dallas and had moved all the things into the lake house last Wednesday.

Mason said he feared he lost his cat in the fire as fire personnel continued to work the scene Monday afternoon and search for Lilac. He said his family will go into the home today and began sorting things out.

At press time, Mason said that Lilac had not been found.

BRITNEY TABOR can be reached at 940-566-6876 and via Twitter at @BritneyTabor.

 


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