Local firefighters were battling a Tate Street house fire Monday. No injures were reported and occupants accounted for, but the local chapter of the Red Cross was contacted to respond at the location to assist.
The blaze was reported after 9 a.m. Jan. 3, 2022, in the 400 block of Tate Street, just behind Wesley United Methodist Church. Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County firefighters responded, along with police, to what was reported as a possible structure fire. Hopkins County EMS also were requested to stand by at the location.
Upon arrival, officials reported smoke was visible from the front house. Firefighters then reported flames coming from the back of the structure in the patio area. Firefighters worked to get the flames out quickly. City firemen remained at the site of the Tate Street house fire 10:45 a.m. Monday.