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Fire displaces family

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By Megan Gray / Staff Writer

A family of five was displaced after their home was severely damaged by smoke and fire in the 4500 block of Driscoll Drive in The Colony Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Fire Marshal/Assistant Fire Chief Carl McMurphy said the fire caused substantial smoke damage and the home is not habitable at this time.

McMurphy said he estimates the work will take at least two to three months for repairs.

Little Elm and Carrollton fire departments assisted and, because of a structure fire in Lewisville shortly before, one of The Colony’s fire trucks wasn’t immediately available, officials said.

There were a total of four engines and two medics on the scene.

The fire began in one of the kids’ rooms and has been ruled accidental, McMurphy said.

McMurphy said the family is safe and did not suffer injuries. The family dog is also doing well, officials said.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family temporarily for the next three days, McMurphy said.

Those who would like to offer help may call the fire department at 972-625-3944.

MEGAN GRAY can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is mgray@dentonrc.com .