Fire destroys home of Central Texas nurse; colleagues rally to help

Crews from several area departments battled the flames.
Crews from several area departments battled the flames.(Hannah Hall)
Published: Dec. 3, 2020 at 5:59 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 4, 2020 at 12:04 PM CST
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MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - Crews from several area fire departments responded early Thursday morning after flames engulfed a house in northern McLennan County.

Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center RN Sherri Nors lost her home and belongings to the fire, which was reported at around 4:30 Thursday morning at 117 Lost Oaks Drive in the Chalk Bluff area,

A GoFundMe account was established to help the longtime resident.

By noon Friday $8,235 had been donated, well more than the $5,000 goal.

Firefighters from Ross, Bellmead, Lacy Lakeview and Waco responded.

Fire officials said that everyone inside the fire made it out. safely.

Tanker trucks with more water were brought in and brush trucks were on site as well.

Because of the intense flames, residents of neighboring homes were awakened and advised to evacuate.

The fire was under control by around 7:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

The cause is under investigation.

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