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5-alarm fire at Dallas apartment complex burns 52 units

Fire officials said 90 to 100 firefighters responded to the scene on Monday evening.

DALLAS — Updated at Tuesday at 11:57 a.m. with details from the Red Cross.

Firefighters battled a five-alarm fire at the Forest Cove Apartments Monday night near Forest Lane and Interstate 635 in Dallas, officials said.

Crews responded just before 5:30 p.m. after a 911 call for a fire at a two-story apartment complex at 9600 Forest Lane, fire officials said.

A total of 52 apartments were destroyed by the fire, which spread to three neighboring buildings, officials said. 

The Red Cross said people living in 25 of the impacted units were moved to new units. They opened a shelter for the remaining residents and are working to assess how they can help them moving forward.

The fire was raised to a fifth alarm to bring in additional manpower around 6:45 p.m. When it was at a fourth alarm, approximately 90 to 100 firefighters were at the scene, according to fire officials.

Dallas fire said due to a partial roof collapse, firefighting efforts have been mostly defensive. 

There have been no reported injuries and firefighters do not know what caused the fire. 

One resident was taken to a hospital for a non-related medical emergency, officials said.

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