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Blotter: Two displaced by fire

Two residents of The Colony were displaced after their home in the 3900 block of Oakmont Drive caught fire Thursday afternoon.

Fire Marshal Carl McMurphy said no injuries were reported, adding that a passerby saw smoke coming from the house at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday and called 911.

Two adults were inside the home at the time the fire began, McMurphy said.

“It was contained to one bedroom,” he said. “That’s where most all the damage was.”

No pets were inside the home, officials said.

The American Red Cross came out to assist the victims, but they ended up staying with some friends or relatives, McMurphy said.

The single-story dwelling had a significant amount of smoke damage, he said.

“Since the heat was so close to the attic, all electrical needs to be checked before the two can move back in,” he said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Other reports

2900 block Augusta Drive — A 23-year-old man reported a security breach to Denton police shortly before midnight Thursday. According to reports, the man alleged an acquaintance performed a computer breach of security by blocking him from the Internet on multiple occasions.

2500 block Interstate 35 — According to Denton police reports, a 26-year-old man from Corinth alleged he was robbed Sunday around 11 p.m. The man, police said, alleged he was assaulted before someone took his vehicle. Reports show the man was able to locate his vehicle at a later time and found multiple items missing.


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

Denton police responded to 271 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 29 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 27 medical calls, three vehicle accidents and one grass fire.

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatch and jail numbers were not available as of 5 p.m. Friday.

Lewisville police made 19 arrests.

The Colony firefighters responded to two medical calls, one structure fire, one water leak and one smoke or odor removal call.

— Megan Gray