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Fire destroys hotel near DFW Airport, officials say

The fire department says the blaze is happening at the Comfort Inn near SH 114 and Freeport Parkway.

IRVING, Texas — The Irving Fire Department battled and extinguished a massive blaze that destroyed a hotel near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Tuesday evening.

The building was deemed a total loss and the department was still working to confirm if every guest made it out OK. No injuries have been reported, as of Wednesday morning.

Credit: Stephen Goodgame - Goodgame Photography
Courtesy: Stephen Goodgame - Goodgame Photography

The department said the fire happened at the Comfort Inn off of SH 114 near Freeport Parkway. Irving Fire Department Public Information Officer Anthony Kennedy said the fire was spotted by a motorist at 5 p.m. and soon grew into a four-alarm fire in just a few minutes.

Roughly 32 crews were on scene at one time. 

Due to the fire, Irving police said they had to shut down the eastbound lanes of SH 114 and the service road at Freeport Parkway. The highway has since reopened.

Credit: Stephen Goodgame - Goodgame Photography
Courtesy: Stephen Goodgame - Goodgame Photography

According to officials, search and rescue began immediately, and some people were being rescued from the third floor, but crews had to be pulled back due to the possibility of the building collapsing. 

Further details have not yet been released.

The department is working with hotel management to determine if everyone made it out of the building. No injuries were reported on the scene. 

A spokesperson also said that they may not fully know if everyone is accounted for until Wednesday. 

The cause of the fire is unknown. 

Credit: Stephen Goodgame - Goodgame Photography
Courtesy: Stephen Goodgame - Goodgame Photography

The spokesperson said the hotel is heavily utilized by airlines and passengers to house people moving in and out of DFW Airport. 

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