Posted on: July 27, 2016

Cause of Duplex Fire Under Investigation; Lightning Suspected

(July 27, 2016) Frisco dispatch was alerted to a fire in the 11400 block of Still Hollow Drive, a duplex residential structure, at 2:56 p.m. The first fire unit arrived at 3:01 p.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke fire coming from the roof and attic area. Units began an offensive interior attack. Firefighters reported the fire ‘under control’ at 3:25 p.m. No one was injured.

Witnesses stated they saw lightning strike a house before seeing smoke and fire coming from the home. The official cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Frisco Fire Department sent two engines, an aerial ladder, an ambulance as well as the department’s rescue, rehab, and safety specialty units to battle the blaze.

The combined square footage of the duplex was approximately 4,300 square feet.

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