Large Duncanville Fire Displaces Residents During Cold Weather

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Firefighters battled a large fire in Duncanville Tuesday that could be seen from Texas Sky Ranger.

The fire engulfed townhomes at 1408 Crosspointe in Duncanville near Clark Road and Wheatland Road.

Michelle Monterro's home was destroyed by the fire. She said her neighbors had work crews in the home doing some sort of repair work when the fire broke out.

Monterro lost her home of just six months and said she didn't know where she and her family would sleep, as there were no hotels available for miles due to power outages.

Other neighbors claimed to have seen people running from the home after the fire sparked, but police would not confirm anything about the claims of work crews or people leaving the scene.

The Duncanville Fire Department, along with Grand Prairie, Lancaster, DeSoto and Midlothian fire departments, worked to contain the fire as it continued to spread to other residences.

The cold conditions caused some problems for firefighters as one fire engine slid on the ice trying to get to the scene.

Witnesses said power was still on at the townhomes when the fire broke out.

The fire was under control by 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but no injuries had been reported.

Crews were out Wednesday watching for any remaining hot spots.

Firefighters battled a large fire in Duncanville that consumed several residences.

All the residents were able to find lodgings with friends or family.

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