Three-alarm fire damages Dallas apartments

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by SHON GABLES

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Posted on September 28, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 28 at 2:09 PM

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DALLAS — Two dozen residents were forced from their homes early Wednesday morning when fire swept through the Falls at High Point Apartments in Northeast Dallas.

Hours after extinguishing the blaze, Dallas Fire-Rescue investigators continued their investigation into what caused the massive apartment fire that broke out just after midnight and left 25 people homeless.

Flames shot through the roof of the three-story building at 9030 Markville Drive near LBJ Freeway and Greenville Avenue.

Neighbors said they were thankful for two brave resident who acted quickly, going door to door alerting everyone about the fire. Dallas Fire-Rescue says firefighters could concentrate that much more on putting out the fire as they found that people had self-evacuated by the time they arrived.

The American Red Cross was at the scene to help displaced tenants.

Dallas Fire-Rescue said most of the damage appeared to be on the third floor of the building, which was where investigators said the blaze started.

No one was injured in the fire.

The management tells News 8 it is helping 13 people relocate into new apartments available at the complex. Others are accepting assistance from the American Red Cross after losing their homes and everything inside.

 

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