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Fort Worth (CBSDFW.COM)
-Fort Worth Firefighters were faced with heavy flames at a lumber yard near the 2500 block of East Lancaster Avenue.

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The fire happened around 5:30 Saturday morning. The smoke could be seen billowing over the area from miles away.

Neighbor Michael Patterson was awaken by the fire.

“I walked out of my front door. Saw a glow over the houses, and saw smoke rising above them,” Patterson said.

Train service was halted on nearby tracks due to the close proximity to the fire.

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E Lancaster was closed in either direction because of the sheer number of units responding to the scene. Units began a defensive attack on the fire using 2 ladder trucks and 5 engines. The street was expected to reopen by 10:00am.

Lieutenant Kyle Faulkner with the Fort Worth Fire Department says the business appeared to be vacant when crews arrived.

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“There were high pressure cylinders involved in the early stages of the fire,” says Lieutenant Faulkner who added that as a result there were multiple explosions at the scene. There were no injuries reported.

Fire Investigators are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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