Over the past week, there have been multiple house fires across Texoma. A grass fire near Lake Kickapoo destroyed a home, and an explosion in an Archer City trailer sent a man through his back door and into his yard. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported in either case, but both properties were totally destroyed.
Lake Kickapoo House Fire
Last Tuesday night, crews spent hours fighting a fire at a home near Lake Kickapoo. KFDX News Channel Three reports that the fire started sometime before 11:00 p.m., at Turtle Creek Road and North Lake Road. Holliday Fire crews were initially called out due to a grass fire. When they arrived on the scene, a house was on fire. Thankfully, no one was living in the house at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported. Although they were on the scene for over two hours fighting the blaze, the house was a total loss.
Archer City Explosion
On Monday night, a man in Archer City was blown into his backyard when an explosion in his trailer occurred. The man was asleep when he heard a loud noise and smelled smoke. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the explosion and fire happened in the 500 block of North Oak Street, sometime before 11:30 p.m. At this time, very few details have been released, but the victim was reportedly doing okay after the fire. Initial reports indicate that five to six thousand rounds of ammunition in the trailer could have played a role in the explosion. The structure was a total loss, and the fire is likely still under investigation with authorities.
House Fires in Wichita Falls
House fires in Wichita Falls, Holliday, Archer City and the surrounding Texoma communities can leave victims in the hospital, out of work and essentially homeless. Whether a grass fire has damaged your farmland or a house fire has destroyed your home, your top priority needs to be speaking with an experienced attorney after a fire.
When to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
Our lawyers have helped more than 100 clients with burn injuries or property damage due to fires recover millions of dollars over the past five years. If you have been injured or if you have sustained property damage due to a fire, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at (940) 761-4000 for a free consultation.