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No injuries reported after boiler malfunction caused fire at George Allen Courts Building

Firefighters said the smoke was coming from a boiler located in the basement but was venting out of the roof of the building.

DALLAS — No injuries were reported after a boiler malfunction caused a fire Wednesday at the George Allen Courthouse in Downtown Dallas, officials said. 

Around 10:25 a.m., Dallas Fire-Rescue crews responded to the 1200 block of Jackson Street after someone noticed smoke coming from the roof of the courthouse. 

Firefighters said the smoke was coming from a boiler located in the basement but was venting out of the roof of the building.

According to investigators, a malfunction of the boiler caused a small fire inside of it which then pushed smoke through the vent pipe. Dallas Fire-Rescue crews said there was nothing to extinguish when firefighters arrived, and the fire was out by 10:48 a.m.  

People inside the building evacuated before crews arrived and have been allowed back inside the building, according to officials. 

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