Dallas Fire-Rescue says the one-story building that caught fire housed several businesses. A business went to check out their store and ended up calling 911.
DALLAS — In just over three hours, the Dallas Fire and Rescue Service (DFR) extinguished a two-alarm fire in a one-story apartment building northwest of Dallas.
A DFR official said units received a 911 call around 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, about a structure fire. on Wireway Drive.
According to the official, the building houses several businesses, but none of them were open at the time. One of the owners came to check on his store when he saw the fire and called 911.
Firefighters and residents noticed thick black smoke coming from the building. A resident shared videos of the fire with WFAA on social media.
Officials raised it to a two-alarm fire due to the size of the fire and the building itself.
The DFR said the fire had grown so large before they arrived that they had to put it out from outside the building. It took handlines and four aerial ladder pipes to surround the fire and drown it.
“The building sustained significant damage and suffered a major roof collapse, before the fire was extinguished in just over 3 hours,” DFR said in a press release.
No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, so no one was injured.
DFR officials cannot determine the cause of the fire at this time. Due to the damage, it is not safe to enter the building.