At approximately 1:51 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, The Colony Emergency Dispatch received calls regarding a structure fire in the 5200 block of Gibson Drive.
Units from The Colony Fire and Police departments responded to find a vacant, single-family home engulfed in flames. The fire quickly spread to an adjacent home on Gibson, as well as an unattached garage structure across the alley in the 5200 block of Slay Drive.
Four occupants from the adjacent homes to the original fire were safely evacuated. One minor injury to a paramedic was reported. The personnel received treatment at a medical facility as a precaution.
The Colony Fire Chief Scott Thompson said the nature of the fires as well as extreme heat and windy conditions warranted four alarms.
“We’re at a fourth alarm and I would say at least one of those is because of the extreme heat. We’re going to make sure we give our people frequent rotations. Get them water, get them some rest,” Thompson told the media.
Firefighters from Little Elm, Frisco, Carrollton, and Lewisville also responded. The Colony Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire, which is believed to be suspicious in nature, Thompson said.