| by Kenneth Chase | 2 comments

Crews Battle Four-Alarm Fire After Utility Pole Collapsed Onto Dallas Apartment Building


APPROACHES THE FORT WORTH AND DALLAS AREAS, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO A SCREECHING HALT SO MY SUGGESTION IS HEAD OUT AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN.>DOZENS OF PEOPLE HAD TO EVACUATE FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING IN NORTHWEST DALLAS OVERNIGHT . THE FIRE SPARKED WHEN A POWER POLE ALL FELL INTO THE BUILDING. Reporter: I WANT TO DIRECT YOU TO THIS POWER POLE, RIGHT HERE LEANING AGAINST THE BUILDING. THIS IS WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THINGS HAVE SETTLED DOWN QUITE A BIT CREWS HAVE PACKED UP THEIR GEAR BUT STILL, PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP. LET’S GET YOU TO SOME VIDEO OF WHEN CREWS ARRIVED HERE ON THE SCENE. THE CALL CAME IN BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND WHEN FIREFIGHTERS FIRST ARRIVED, WE ARE TOLD THEY ENCOUNTERED A LOT OF SMOKE COMING FROM THE BUILDING. THIS POWER POLE I JUST SHOWED YOU WAS SMOKING THE FIRE HAD ALREADY GOTTEN INTO THE FLOORS AND THE WALLS. AND THAT CREATED A BIG PROBLEM. YOU CAN SEE IN THE VIDEO HERE, CREWS GOING UNIT BY UNIT AND OPENING UP THE SPACES TO EXPOSE THE FLAMES SO THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY PUT THEM OUT. ULTIMATELY, THIS WAS A FOUR ALARM FIRE AND HERE IS WHY. CREWS TELL US THAT WHEN IS MOSTLY A SMOKE SITUATION THE FLAMES KIND OF HIDE IN THE SPECIAL AREAS, THEY SAY, AND THAT REQUIRES A LOT OF PERSONNEL AND A LOT OF MANUAL LABOR PUSHING AND PULLING AND USING MANY OF THEIR TOOLS TO PUT THE FLAMES OUT. I CAN TELL YOU THERE IS A STORY OF A MOTHER AND A HUSBAND AND THEIR CHILDREN, WHO ESCAPED THIS BUILDING, THAT BUILDING RIGHT THERE, THAT UNIT WHERE THE POLE IS LEANING. YOU WILL HEAR FROM THEM COMING UP AT 6:30. RESIDENTS FROM 12 UNITS WERE ABLE TO SELF EVACUATE AND THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS BECAUSE NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THIS FIRE. I CAN TELL YOU THE AMERICAN RED

2 Comments

Michelle S

Aug 8, 2019, 11:10 am Reply

Lina street, a Nicole and a pole. Go figure! A person yesterday told me that they assumed they could do whatever they want to me and my family because when a kid or kids are in foster care that its assumed that their parents aren't in their lives or can't help them, or they don't have family***. So you can assume and not ask. But if I did that there would be hell to pay.

Mani’s World

Aug 8, 2019, 11:14 am Reply

Hope everyone is ok

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