Early Morning House Fire (The Colony)

At approximately 4:18 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, The Colony Fire Department responded to a major residential structure fire in the 5100 block of Strickland Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the home. The home’s occupants had already evacuated. Crews began an interior fire attack. A second alarm was called at 4:47 a.m. as fire began coming out of the roof. The blaze was extinguished and under control by 5:06 a.m. Firefighters from Carrollton, Lewisville, and Little Elm fire departments provided mutual aid at the scene. Frisco Fire Department provided fill-in assistance at TCFD Station No. 3. One firefighter suffered minor burns. No other injuries were reported. The home suffered major damage, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. (The Colony Fire Department)