Four-alarm fire at North Dallas apartment complex

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 2 at 11:08 PM

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DALLAS — A North Dallas apartment building was burning out of control Tuesday evening as firefighters appeared to have problems getting water to the scene.

Dallas Fire-Rescue said the first units to arrive at 5:25 p.m. saw heavy flames coming from the third floor a building at the Foxmoor Apartments, 10821 North Central Expressway.

The response was quickly escalated to four alarms as smoke began pouring from the roof at both ends of the building.

HD Chopper 8 showed a full contingent of fire equipment — including a ladder with a snorkel pointed directly at the source of the flames — but no water was observed being used to battle the fire initially.

By the time the flames were extinguished, fire officials said all 48 units in the apartment building were uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage and a loss of power to the building.

It was not immediately known how many tenants were displaced. There were no injuries reported.

Smoke from the fire drifted across North Central Expressway during rush hour, and could be seen as far away as Grand Prairie.

 

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