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A kitchen fire on the 19th floor forced residents of the Mercantile Place on Main apartments in downtown Dallas to evacuate early Sunday morning.
A kitchen fire forced residents of Mercantile Place on Main in downtown Dallas to evacuate their high-rise apartment building early Sunday morning.
Dallas Fire-Rescue received the 911 call just after 1:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived they saw smoke coming from the 19th floor of the apartment building at 1800 Main Street.
Residents were evacuated.
Firefighters made their way into a one-bedroom loft apartment where officials said they put out a small fire that produced more smoke than anything.
Dallas Fire-Rescue said investigators found that a plastic decoration that was left on the electric kitchen stove while one of the burners were turned on.
Because several parties and gatherings were going on at the high-rise, Dallas Fire-Rescue said there were "a couple of hundred people" outside after the evacuation.
No injuries were reported. Residents were allowed to return to their apartments at about 2:45 a.m.