3-Alarm House Fire in Arlington

Authorities report no injuries

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    Firefighters spent hours working to put out a three-alarm fire in north Arlington Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012)

    Firefighters spent hours working to put out a three-alarm fire in north Arlington Wednesday morning.

    The fire started at the 2400-block of Arbor Oaks Drive, north of state Highway 360. Response crews received a call about the flames just before 4 a.m.

    Two adults and five teens were inside the home at the time. All of them got out okay after one of the teens, who was awake playing video games, saw flames on the patio and alerted the family.

    Firefighters are concentrating on the patio area to determine what exactly started the fire.

    The flames were so intense, firefighters focused for a time on making sure other homes weren't damaged by fire or heat.

    The fire created a lot of smoke, filling the neighborhood. It prompted one woman to call 911, thinking her home was on fire.

    No firefighters were injured, but did cycle in and out of the home often due to Wednesday morning's warm temperatures. The fire was increased in man-power, in part, due to the heat, firefighters said.