Quick work by Sulphur Springs firefighters contained a late morning fire to one apartment unit late Tuesday morning.
The Texas Trails blaze was reported at 11:02 a.m. June 15, 2021, to emergency officials. Sulphur Springs Fire Department’s on-duty crew responded quickly and had the fire knocked down at at 11:23 a.m., containing the blaze in the downstairs rear apartment on the far northwest corner of the apartment building. A bedroom on that side of the structure sustained significant fire damage and the unit had heat, smoke and water damage throughout.
No residents were reported to have been home and no injuries had resulted from the blaze at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Crews were still working at the scene at noon to ensure no hot spots rekindled. They continued to investigate the cause of the fire.
Additional city firefighters were called in to assist at the scene to help assist the on-duty crew due to the ever increasing heat and humidity of the summer day. At noon, the temperature was reported to be just 90 in Sulphur Springs, but the heat index was 97 degrees, with no wind and 49 percent humidity.