Firefighters are investigating an apartment fire that destroyed several units at a complex in Oak Cliff.
Crews were first called out to the scene in the 800 block of North Marsalis Avenue just before 5 p.m. Friday.
First arriving responders reported fire and heavy smoke coming from a unit on the second floor near the back of the building. The fire grew substantially despite efforts from firefighters. Command requested backup, a total of 60-70 additional responders. Three ladder pipes were used to eventually bring the fire under control.
A total of 16 apartments in the building were left uninhabitable. The building damage is so served, that it is set to be torn down.
No injuries were reported and the American Red Cross is set to assist at least 14 residents as a result of the fire.