A woman was displaced following a Monday night structure fire that destroyed her home southwest of Sanger.

Jody Gonzalez, Denton County Emergency Services coordinator, said a single-wide mobile home located at 7264 FM2450, about two miles south of Bolivar, was a total loss.

Gonzalez said the displaced resident was transported to an area hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation Monday night.

The fire started back up midday Tuesday. The Sanger Fire Department returned at about noon and was assisted by departments from Krum and Denton to suppress the second fire.

“[Tuesday’s] fire was a rekindle of the same house,” Gonzalez said. He added that changes in humidity overnight can cause such fires, but that rekindles don’t typically come back as strong as what happened Tuesday.

He pointed to the relative isolation of the mobile home as a partial cause. If neighbors or passers-by are around to notice the resurgence of fire, it’s more likely that firefighters will be contacted early in a blaze.

Other reports

3300 block of Fort Worth Drive — Items valued up to $30,000 were reported stolen from American Icon Cycles on Monday morning. The business owner told police the theft likely occurred between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday.

The owner told police his employees found a gate open and a combination lock unlocked, but he didn’t know if it had been locked over the weekend, said Bryan Cose, spokesman for the Denton Police Department.

Two security cameras, a Ford tailgate and a radio faceplate were reported stolen.

No arrests were made, and no suspects were listed in police reports.

3900 block of East McKinney Street — Two storage units at Right Space Storage were reported broken into Monday afternoon. According to a police report, a fence had been cut into, and two storage locks were cut.

The units were next to each other and belonged to different people. One owner reported two unknown engines and a wooden chair stolen, Cose said.

It is not clear if the units were specifically targeted, and no arrests were made.


  • From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,024 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • From 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, the Denton Police Department handled 183 service and officer-initiated calls and made 12 arrests.

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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