Dallas firefighters worked for more than three hours Sunday to extinguish a large fire at a vacant building in north Oak Cliff near Bishop Arts.
Dallas Fire-Rescue got a call shortly before 9 a.m. for a smoke odor in the area around the 400 block of North Beckley Avenue, near North Zang Boulevard, and found smoke coming from a two-story commercial building.
Firefighters went inside to search for the source of the smoke and found fire smoldering in the floors and walls. Additional crews were called out and flames soon started showing from the second floor of the building, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.
Between 60 and 70 firefighters responded and extinguished the fire just after noon.
Firefighters are being rotated to ensure they stay safe in the heat. The nonprofit organization the Box 4 Fire Buffs was also out at the blaze to provide cooling stations and other supplies to the crews, department spokesman Jason Evans said.
No injuries have been reported.
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Dallas Fire-Rescue said the department is working with the building owners and possible witnesses to determined what caused the fire cause.
The vacant building was supposed to be renovated in the future, but damage was too severe. The building was deemed unsafe to enter and will be torn down, according to the department.