Fire Destroys Mineral Wells Apartment Complex

(Photo: Santo Volunteer Fire & EMS Department)

(Photo: Santo Volunteer Fire & EMS Department)

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MINERAL WELLS (CBSDFW.COM) – An approximately 80-unit apartment complex under construction was destroyed by fire late Tuesday night in Mineral Wells.

Firefighters were called to the complex at 1500 Martin Luther King Blvd. around 11:52 p.m. The complex, which includes a clubhouse and garage units, is a total loss, according to Mineral Wells Fire Chief Mike Pool.

The fire became so intense and hot that nearby power poles were burned. The intense heat also burned the siding of a neighboring Meals on Wheels building.

Some of the embers from the fire were carried into adjacent fields, causing grass fires.

With assistance from 50 personnel from eight area departments, firefighters were able to contain the fire by 4:00 a.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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