Apartment Fire Near UT-Arlington Campus Investigated | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Apartment Fire Near UT-Arlington Campus Investigated



    (Published Saturday, May 3, 2014)

    At least two people were injured at a fire near the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington on Saturday. Police are also trying to find out how a domestic violence call is related to the fire.

    Arlington Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Morris told NBCDFW that a 911 call of an apartment fire came in at 2:36 p.m. 

    Morris said the Arlington Police Department received a domestic violence this afternoon call from the unit where the fire started. But he did not have any other information.

    Firefighters responded to large flames coming out of a building in the 600 block of Causley Avenue at the South Campus Apartments. UT-Arlington said the apartments are not on campus property.

    One person was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with severe burns to his feet. Another person was treated on the scene for a hand injury. That person was not transported.

    Morris said six apartment units are heavily damaged. Seven others were also damaged.

    Because of the heat, the 40-50 firefighters on scene received plenty of ice and extra water breaks and IV's if needed. No firefighters were injured while fighting the fire.

    Arlington PD sent NBC DFW the following information:

    A quick update that the woman in that domestic assault has been arrested and is facing a domestic assault charge,  which is unrelated to the fire. Her name is Stephanie Cathcart. Bail has not yet been set. AFD is investigating the fire and will make the determination if the fire was intentional.