Fire Destroys Home, Damages Another
No injuries were reported in the fire Wednesday afternoon in Plano's Lakewood Springs subdivision.
Authorities were unsure Wednesday afternoon what sparked the fire that destroyed a home at 3404 Alyssa St. in Plano and damaged one side of the neighboring house.
A resident of 3404 Alyssa St. called the blaze a garage fire when talking with dispatchers, said Greg Witek, chief of the Little Rock-Fox Fire Protection District. Firefighters arrived to see flames at the house and along the side of the neighboring home at 3400 Alyssa St.
The Beacon-News is reporting that 3404 Alyssa St. is owned by Brook and Tim Langkan, of Storm Dance Alliance in Oswego. Their two children were at school when the fire broke out, according to The Beacon-News.
“I heard popping, so I went down to the laundry. I heard more popping, and I opened the door to the garage,” Langkan told The Beacon-News. “I saw fire, so I slammed the door and went to the kitchen and called 911.”
No injuries were reported, Witek said. 3404 Alyssa St. likely is destroyed, while the substantial damage to the neighboring home was limited to the eastern side, which faced the other burning house, Witek said.
A fire marshal was called due to the high damage estimate, Witek said.
When crews arrived on the scene, they confirmed all occupants and pets had been evacuated from both homes, Witek said. Then, they used a deck gun to spray water on 3404 Alyssa St., attacked a burning van at that home, and doused 3400 Alyssa St. to try to prevent the fire there from spreading.
Authorities also contacted Red Cross on behalf of the two homeowners and helped them contact their insurance carriers right away, Witek said.
The single-family homes are located near the intersection of Alyssa and Eileen streets in the Lakewood Spring subdivision southwest of Route 34 and Mitchell Drive.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 5 p.m. with information from The Beacon-News.