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Firefighters Working on Condo Fire in Dallas



    Dallas firefighters have contained a five-alarm condo fire in the 9400 block of Timberleaf Drive. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014)

    Dallas firefighters have contained a condo fire in Dallas, but worked late into the night Wednesday to extinguish the flames.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call at approximately 6 p.m. about a structure fire at an apartment building, located in the 9400 block of Timberleaf Drive, in northeast Dallas.

    When firefighters first arrived at the two-story apartment building, there were large amounts of flames rolling from the roof, according to Jason Evans with Dallas-Fire Rescue.

    Crews battled the blaze with an offensive attack, but had to pull back quickly as the fire had already advanced. Crews were able to rescue a dog before coming out.

    The fire was initially reported as a three-alarm fire, but by about 9:30 p.m. the crews called for five-alarm response efforts.

    All but one unit of the building was vacant. The resident of that unit - the same unit the dog was rescued from -  was initially unaccounted for. The resident was eventually located after neighbors continued to call the person's cell phone.

    No residents have been reported injured.

    One firefighter did suffer a minor burn injury and had to be taken to a local hospital. He is expected to be OK.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    After this 5-alarm fire, Dallas firefighters were called to another large, wind-fueled fire near Park Lane at the Urbano Midtown Apartments.  The cause of the second fire is also under investigation.