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Three-alarm fire breaks out at Dallas apartment complex

Flames were already coming through the roof when firefighters arrived.

DALLAS — Updated Nov. 29 with more information from Dallas Fire-Rescue.

Around 80 Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighters responded to a three-alarm apartment fire that completely destroyed an apartment complex in East Dallas Thursday night. 

At 6:41 p.m., a 911 call was made for a structure fire at the Solaras Apartments, a three-story apartment complex located at 10010 Forest Lane in East Dallas.

Flames were already coming through the roof when firefighters arrived. 

At 7:30 p.m. it became a three-alarm fire, with more firefighters requested on-scene. The fire stayed at the apartment complex and did not spread. The fire was completely extinguished at 9 p.m., officials said.

Fire investigators say the apartment complex will have to be torn down because the fire spread so far that it became unsafe to enter. For that reason, the cause of the fire is still undetermined.

The American Red Cross is available to help out the 23 displaced families whose apartments were damaged in the fire. The apartment complex has some vacant units available and some sister properties who are also providing housing. Officials did say there were no reported injuries and no reports of anyone missing.