Storm Causes Roof Damage in Shannon County

Thunderstorms that developed Sunday evening caused widespread damage to trees and some structures.

According to officials with the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department, the most serious damage was along the Texas-Shannon county line in Summersville. Authorities reported that the roof of the local police station and city hall was blown off by high winds.

No estimate of the amount of damage done to the structures has been released.

Winds estimated at over 60 miles per hour also were blamed for downed power lines and trees in the Willow Springs and West Plains area. Closer to Springfield there were reports of damage in Strafford. Authorities say 60-mile-per-hour winds blew down tree limbs, blew a tree into a house, and damaged an outbuilding.

Earlier Sunday, lightning sparked a fire in Taney County that burned about 20 acres, according to the sheriff’s department.

If your commercial roof repair claim has been denied, please contact a Dallas roof damage attorney of Smith Kendall, PLLC, by calling 214-361-6124.


McKinney Planned Parenthood Damaged in Fire

A fire at a Planned Parenthood facility in McKinney appears to have been intentionally started.

The McKinney Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at the Planned Parenthood at 1720 Eldorado Parkway shortly after 10:00 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency response units found a small fire burning on the exterior of the building in the area of the main entrance. The fire was quickly extinguished. Initial investigation indicates an incendiary device containing flammable liquid was thrown at the building.

The fire is under investigation by the McKinney Fire Marshal and the McKinney Police Department.

According to Holly Morgan, director of media relations and communications for Planned Parenthood in Dallas, a person or persons threw a Molotov cocktail consisting of diesel fuel in a glass bottle with a lit rag at the building. Morgan said the device did not penetrate the front of the clinic but did cause some serious damage.

“It didn’t penetrate the health center office and none of the staff or patients were there,” Morgan said. “It scorched the outside of the door and I believe there was a little scorching to the retail locations on either side of it.”

If your commercial property has been affected by an accident or disaster, please contact a Dallas business claims lawyer of Smith Kendall, PLLC, by calling 214-361-6124.


Fire in Burnet causes many to leave their homes

A fire in Burnet County has forced hundreds of people to leave their homes as fire crews work to get the fire under control.

The fire started Sunday afternoon near State Highway 29 and Summit Ridge Road and it destroyed nearly 280 acres. Although fire crews had the fire  mostly contained overnight the winds were a threat that could have caused the fire to continue to spread.

Crews are also working to repair downed power lines in the area. Officials are considering sending a helicopter to drop water on the fire.

If you or a loved one has had their commercial property damaged in a fire and your insurance company has denied your claim, contact the Dallas commercial property claims lawyers of Smith Kendall PLLC by calling 214-361-6124.