Crews Battle Dallas Apartment Fire

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Several residents at the Congress House Apartments, in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, have been displaced after a fire started early Wednesday morning. Emergency crews were called to the scene, near the intersection of Congress Avenue and Wycliff Avenue, shortly before 4:45 a.m. and arrived to find flames shooting from a second-floor window.

Nearby roads were blocked off to allow firefighters to battle the three-alarm blaze. Temperatures in Dallas on Wednesday morning were already in the low 80s. Workers set up a cooling station to allow crews to take breaks and stay hydrated while fighting a fire in such extreme heat conditions.

“Never did I imagine it was a fire. I didn’t smell anything,” said resident Jackie Estrada. “Next thing I know, I walk out, I see all this smoke, people running around, and I was just really scared since we’re all like a family here.”

The fire started on the second floor of the apartment building, but the exact cause has not yet been determined. A total of 10 units were destroyed in this incident. There have been no reports of injuries. The American Red Cross is assisting those residents who have been displaced.

Also Check Out:

  • Crews Battle Dallas Apartment Fire « Fort Worth News Feeds

    […] Crews Battle Dallas Apartment Fire Click to view slideshow. […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
The Taz Show

Listen Live