Dallas Community Center, Apartment Offices Destroyed in Accidental Overnight Fire - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Community Center, Apartment Offices Destroyed in Accidental Overnight Fire

Fire department says fire was accidental, caused by space heater

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    Dallas Charity Loses Donations in Early Morning Fire

    A Dallas nonprofit is once again accepting holiday donations of food and toys after an early-morning fire Tuesday destroyed their offices as well as the food and gifts earmarked for families in need. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017)

    A Dallas nonprofit is once again accepting holiday donations of food and toys after an early-morning fire Tuesday destroyed their offices as well as the food and gifts earmarked for families in need.

    The fire heavily damaged a building housing the offices of Quest 4 Greater Success and the Asante Apartments offices at 202 South Jim Miller Road shortly before 1 a.m.

    Large flames were seen shooting from the roof of the building as firefighters arrived. A second alarm was raised soon after, signaling for additional firefighters to help keep the flames from spreading to surrounding buildings.

    No one was injured in the fire. No residents were displaced. Dallas Fire-Rescue officials said the fire was accidental, caused by a space heater left running under a desk.

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    A Dallas nonprofit is once again accepting holiday donations of food and toys after an early-morning fire Tuesday destroyed their offices as well as the food and gifts earmarked for families in need.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017)

    Meanwhile, the charity is continuing to accept donations for families in need this holiday season. Since the food and gifts they'd planned to give to North Texas families were destroyed in the fire, the charity is accepting gifts at the J.C. Turner Recreation Center at 6520 Elam Road.

     

     


    Nonprofit Destroyed

    Quest 4 Greater Success is a job readiness center, food pantry and computer lab serving the South Dallas community.

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    A Dallas-area community center full of computers and holiday toys was destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017)

    The nonprofit was set to distribute toys at a community event Tuesday, but organizers said they still planned to give out food to dozens of families, including about 100 children.

    According to Jason Evans, DFR spokesman, it wasn't immediately clear what caused the fire.

    NBC 5's Larry Collins contributed to this story.

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