Area fire departments were kept busy with a couple of structure fires, one Monday night and one early Tuesday morning. The Sulphur Springs Fire Department asked for assistance from the Hopkins County Fire Department on a house fire in the 1,000 block of North Davis shortly after 9 p.m. Monday. Fire damage was mostly confined to the kitchen of the home.
Later just after 4 a.m. Tuesday, four Hopkins County fire units responded to a house fire on FM 269 South in the county. The vacant home was fully engulfed in flames when units arrived. County Fire Chief Kevin Yates said firefighters got a good stop on the fire but the building was still 95% destroyed. He said cause of the fire remains under investigation.