Car fire threatens apartment house in Perry early Tuesday

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Perry firefighters knocked down a car fire early Tuesday morning before it spread to nearby dwellings.

A car was destroyed by fire early Tuesday at the eight-unit apartment complex at 1007 Dewey Ave. in Perry. There were no injuries in the blaze, and Perry firefighters controlled the fire before it spread to the nearby apartments.

The vehicle was parked in the southeast corner of the parking lot and threatened to ignite the nearby dwellings.
The vehicle was parked in the southeast corner of the parking lot and threatened to ignite the nearby dwellings.

Original reports shortly before 5:30 a.m. claimed some persons were possibly trapped in their dwellings because the car was parked in the southeast corner of the horseshoe-shaped parking area.

Perry Police Department officers were first on the scene, and all occupants of the apartment complex were evacuated.

The car, a 2003 Toyota registered to Michael Wayne Wood of 717 Fifth St. in Perry, was fully engulfed in flames and destroyed.

The Perry Volunteer Fire Department arrived and deployed equipment to control the fire. Dallas County EMS and Dallas County deputy sheriffs also responded.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this hour. Perry Police Detective Jerome Hill started an investigation.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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