Firefighters in Denton County battled a five-alarm fire at an RV storage facility Thursday morning.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to Luxury Motor Coach & Boat Storage in the 100 North Hook Street in Hickory Creek at about 8 a.m.
Denton, Lewisville, Little Elm, Coppell, Grapevine, Flower Mound, and other firefighters from nearby communities responded to assist.
Denton County Emergency Manager Jody Gonzalez said crews had to pull about 800 feet of hose to reach the buildings as there were only two fire hydrants in the immediate area, but by 11 a.m. they had reduced the flames to just some small hot spots, and by about 2 p.m. they cleared the scene completely.
Neighbors nearby were shocked to wake up to the large cloud of smoke over their homes.
The facility backs up to several homes which were unaffected by the fire.
However, many neighbors were stuck in place while crews fought the flames.
The area of Hickory Creek and the unincorporated county lies along Main Street, which dead-ends about a mile up the road at West Lake Park. Because of where that fire was, crews had to shut down the street at the only main crossroad, meaning the only way in and out was shut down for neighbors for several hours.
Once the flames were extinguished and the smoke cleared the massive damage from the fire was easy to see at the storage facility.
Several luxury RVs and a limousine sat completely charred outside of their destroyed units. One tenant who could see his boat in the smokey wreckage said it was devastating to take in.
Gonzalez, the county emergency manager, said overall 36 of the 38 units in the building were affected by the flames, but no one was injured.