The Denton County fire marshal is investigating a two-alarm fire after it burned a two-story home to the ground in the 10000 block of Hilltop Road on Wednesday morning, officials said.
Jody Gonzalez, chief fire marshal for the county, said the more than 6,000-square-foot home was a “total loss” and still smoldering at 8 a.m.
The owner of the home, a man estimated to be in his 50s, called 911 about the fire at 3:29 a.m. Wednesday and was the only person living at the home at the time, Gonzalez said.
The home, he said, had been under some renovations recently and is valued at $750,000, according to county records.
Investigators are looking at the garage as the starting point, but everything is still under investigation at this time.
Argyle, Ponder, Denton, Justin, Double Oak and Flower Mound fire departments responded to the “fully involved” early-morning fire. There were no reported injuries.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 873 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-seven people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 279 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 25 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to one building fire, two unauthorized burning calls, three vehicle accidents, 22 medical calls and assisted one agency.
Argyle firefighters responded to two medical calls and one carbon monoxide or hazmat call. Argyle police responded to one reckless driver, 25 traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and assisted two motorists.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, two medical calls, one traffic transport incident and unlocked one vehicle. Aubrey police assisted one agency, responded to 16 traffic calls and one traffic accident.
Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to six traffic calls.
Corinth police assisted two agencies, two motorists and responded to one medical call, one disturbance call, one grass fire, one harassment report, two reckless drivers, 33 traffic calls, five animal complaints, two vehicle complaints, three thefts and four suspicious activity calls.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one structure fire. Double Oak police responded to six traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Flower Mound firefighters responded to one structure fire. Flower Mound police responded to three inspection calls.
Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one auto theft, on burglary, one road block, one suspicious vehicle, two thefts and 29 traffic calls.
Justin firefighters responded to one structure fire, one medical call and assisted one citizen. Justin police responded to one traffic call, one medical call and assisted one agency.
Krum firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault. Krum police responded to one terroristic threat report, two traffic calls, one traffic transport incident, two ordinance violations and assisted one agency.
Krugerville police assisted one reckless driver, four traffic calls and one animal bite report.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to three medical calls, one electrical fire, one grass fire, two traffic transport incident and assisted one citizen.
Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls. Little Elm police responded to one assault report, one medical call, one Child Protective Services referral, two roadblocks, one theft report, 14 traffic calls, three welfare concern calls and two animal complaints.
Lewisville police made 15 arrests.
Oak Point police responded to one ordinance violation, one reckless driver, 14 traffic calls, one animal complaint and one suspicious activity call.
Ponder firefighters responded to one structure fire. Ponder police responded to two traffic calls and one funeral escort.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one alarm fire and one medical call. Pilot Point police responded to one reckless driver call, three traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Sanger firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault, four medical calls and assisted one citizen. Sanger police responded to one assault report, one disturbance call, three reckless drivers, one suspicious activity call, one theft report, two traffic calls, two animal complaints and assisted two agencies.
The Colony firefighters responded to two gas leaks, six medical calls and assisted five agencies Monday and Tuesday.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call and one smoke investigation. Trophy Club police responded to one assault report, one criminal mischief report, one forgery call, three suspicious activity reports, four traffic calls, one welfare concern, five animal complaints and assisted two motorists.
— Megan Gray