Christmas Night, just before 9:00, Honey Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 300-block of South 5th Street in downtown Honey Grove. When they arrived, they found a large commercial structure fulling involved. The threat to other buildings prompted a significant response from Telephone, Dodd City, and Bonham Fire Departments. In addition, Fannin County Constable Precinct 3 and Honey Grove Police Department also provided traffic control around the streets to protect the fire hoses.
The situation grew to mutual aid response from Leonard VFD, Lamar County Departments of Roxton, Brookston, Tigertown, Hopewell, Lamar Point, Lamar County OEM, and Delta County Cooper VFD. Fannin County OEM and the Texas Division of Emergency Management also responded for accountability and resources management.