Fire strikes in close range of apartments


Smoke clouds took to the sky during Labor Day weekend, but not all of the smoke was from backyard cookouts. The abandoned motel on Dickinson, adjacent to the Sagebrush Cafe & Gifts, caught on fire around 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3.

During the fire, residents of the Green Tree Apartments (behind the abandoned motel) feared the flames would spread over to their complex. However, the fire only reached a few parts of the fence that separates the two buildings. 

According to Assistant Chief of the Fort Stockton Fire Department, Jessie Dominguez, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Dominguez says no one was hurt and that the fire was a quickly contained and extinguished.