WATCH Dallas firefighters battle raging apartment block fire, smoke seen from miles away
Dallas Fire-Rescue said that the blaze started at the Cambridge Park Apartments in northeast Dallas shortly after 9am on Tuesday. Multiple units were dispatched to the scene, as the blaze quickly ripped through the complex.
Footage from several news choppers on the scene showed what looked like four buildings gutted by flames, as plumes of smoke billowed hundreds of feet into the air from collapsed roofs.
SKY 4 is live over a multi-alarm apartment fire in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas. There's no word on injuries https://t.co/QMBhvGIh7t— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) November 27, 2018
Breaking: Massive fire at Cambridge Park Apartments in Dallas, Texas. Reports of at multiple people injured. pic.twitter.com/mfACMByo8E— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) November 27, 2018
The tower of smoke and fire could be seen from Interstate 635, which rings the city.
Pretty large structure fire causing thick black smoke can be seen from 635 near Audelia Rd in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/o50i311EV6— Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) November 27, 2018
No injuries have been reported at time of writing, but officers with Dallas Fire-Rescue told CBS News that “multiple evacuations have taken place.” Three firefighters were trapped inside the burning buildings at one point, but all have been rescued and checked out by medics.
Another apartment block in northeast Dallas caught fire last week and dramatic video footage showed one woman throw her baby out the window of her burning apartment and into the waiting arms of a heroic passer-by.
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