A four-alarm fire destroyed a Dallas business and shut down part of Irving Boulevard. The fire started shortly before 5 a.m. at Brothers Floor Covering in the 2600 block of Irving Boulevard. early Monday.
When fire crews arrived, they found the building filled with black smoke. Knowing that the warehouse possibly contained carpet, tile, linoleum and other similar products, firefighters were well aware of how fast the fire could get out of control, so they quickly moved in for an offensive attack, officials said.
Once inside, concern of a roof collapse grew and the firefighters retreated to an outside, defensive position. Soon after, the roof collapsed.
"When they were inside, there were signs they could see and hear that told them the roof was probably going to collapse. It was going to come down sometime soon, so they actually moved out before the roof came down," said Jason Evans, public information officer, Dallas Fire and Rescue.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the one warehouse, though the adjacent building did sustain some smoke damage. No one was injured in the fire. At this time there is no information on what may have sparked the blaze.