Fire destroys vacant apartment, destroys homes in northwest Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A fire in an apartment complex in northwest Dallas caused several homes to also burn Saturday morning, officials said.

According to the Dallas Fire-Rescue, firefighters responded to a 911 call about a structural fire in an apartment complex located on the 3400-block Hidalgo Drive, at about 6 p.m. 01:44.

Officials said when firefighters arrived at the vacant apartment complex, they saw heavy fire coming from the building.

Well helped by strong winds, it did not take long before

Strong winds caused the entire structure to become involved in the flame, prompting officials to send second and third alarm responses, officials said.

According to officials, up to 70 firefighters used ground wires and risers to bring the fire under control, but not before the building totally collapsed.

Officials said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

According to officials, the fire in the apartment complex also caused several house fires as the wind blew embers into a nearby community.

Officials said additional resources were being sent to Larga, Fontana and Espanola Drives, where at least 6 homes suffered fire damage.

A home located at 9637 Larga Drive suffered serious fire damage, officials said. Another home, located on the corner of Fontana and Larga, lost a camper / camper behind the home.

According to officials, no injuries were reported from any of the fires, and displaced residents were able to find refuge with family living nearby.

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