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Blotter: House destroyed in early morning fire

Two adults and two children lost their home to fire Friday morning, officials said.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for Denton Fire Department, said the call came in at 2:15 a.m. Friday about the fire in a single-story structure in the 500 block of Jupiter Street.

Hedges said that when firefighters arrived, fire was showing from the rear of the brick home. The fire started in the living room, he said.

By 2:38 a.m., the fire was under control. All units cleared at 5:10 a.m., fire officials said.

The home is a complete loss, and the Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family with temporary housing.

Officials said the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

Hedges said the fire caused at least $100,000 in damage.

The residents, as well as the fire crews, were uninjured.

Other reports

600 block of Cardinal Drive — Officer Shane Kizer, spokesman for Denton police, said a 20-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly attacking a roommate. Kizer said the 20-year-old and her mother, along with the 32-year-old female victim, were at their apartment going over house rules when an argument broke out.

Police said the 20-year-old allegedly threw an ashtray at the roommate’s head before kicking her and kneeing her in the chest. Later, Kizer said, the suspect grabbed the roommate’s arm and threatened to kill her with a large kitchen knife.

The victim was transported to Denton Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The 20-year-old, police said, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The mom, Kizer said, told police her daughter has medical conditions and hasn’t been taking her medication.


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 757 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-six people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 319 service and officer-initiated calls through the weekend and posted 21 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to one building fire, one grass fire, one smoke scare, one animal rescue, 18 medical calls, a stalled elevator, two vehicle accidents and one smoke or odor removal.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call, two traffic transport incidents and assisted one citizen. Argyle police responded to one suspicious vehicle, four traffic calls, two traffic transport incidents, one report of loose livestock, one report of animal cruelty and one welfare concern.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, one water main break, one vehicle fire and two traffic transport incidents. Aubrey police responded to one medical call, seven traffic calls, one roadblock and assisted two agencies.

Bartonville responded to seven traffic calls.

Corinth police responded to one assault, one medical call, one burglary, one disturbance call, one forgery call, two harassment reports, two noise complaints, two roadblocks, four suspicious activity calls, one theft, 37 traffic calls, five traffic complaints, one welfare call, one traffic transport incident, seven animal complaints and assisted three motorists and two agencies.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one animal bite report. Double Oak police responded to 13 traffic calls and one medical call.

Hickory Creek police assisted two agencies, three motorists and responded to one assault, one terroristic threat, 16 traffic calls, one welfare concern and two traffic transport incidents.

Justin firefighters responded to one structure fire. Justin police responded to one structure fire, two reckless drivers and six traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire, one medical call and one assault call. Krum police responded to one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, four traffic calls, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.

Krugerville police responded to two traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to four medical calls, three traffic transport incidents and one odor investigation.

Lewisville made 13 arrests.

Little Elm firefighters responded to one medical call and assisted three citizens. Little Elm police responded to two assaults, one criminal mischief report, two domestic disturbance calls, one missing person, one harassment report, one noise complaint, one ordinance violation, two reckless driver reports, 20 traffic calls, one road hazard, two welfare concerns, one vehicle accident, three traffic transport incidents, three animal complaints and assisted one agency.

Northlake police responded to one theft report, 16 traffic calls and one traffic transport.

Oak Point police responded to one noise complaint, three suspicious activity calls, two traffic calls and assisted one motorist.

Ponder firefighters responded to one fire and one medical call. Ponder police responded to one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to four medical calls. Pilot Point police responded to one noise complaint, four traffic calls, one animal complaint, two ordinance violations and assisted one agency.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls. Sanger police assisted one motorist and responded to one domestic disturbance, one report of gunshots heard, one traffic call, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.

The Colony responded to two medical calls and assisted two agencies.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to two medical calls and one odor investigation. Trophy Club police assisted one agency and one motorist, made one arrest and responded to one welfare concern, 16 traffic calls, two suspicious activity calls, one narcotics call and 11 ordinance violations.

— Megan Gray