On Saturday morning, February 12, 2005, at l:32 a.m., the Hood County fire dispatch received a call of a structure fire on S. Crook St. in Cresson, Texas. The first engine was the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department, whose firehouse is only 2 blocks from the structure fire.
Finding a fully involved house fire, mutual aid was requested for water supply as Cresson has no fire hydrants. The second engine, from Acton Volunteer Fire Department, supplied immediate water while the third tanker, from Granbury Volunteer Fire Department, set-up a dump tank and relay truck for the fourth-on, a Grandbury Volunteer Fire Department tanker.
In the meantime, the Godley Volunteer Fire Department tanker arrived and was set-up to resupply the Cresson tanker. The North Hood County engine tanker also supplied water.
The total equipment on the scene:
- 5 Engine tankers
- 2 Tanker trucks
- 2 Grass trucks
- 1 Engine
This grand old rock house was in the process of being remodeled and was a total loss.