Haltom City

Roof Partially Collapses in Fire at Haltom City Market

No injuries reported; customers, employees escape burning building unharmed

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The roof over a Haltom City market partially collapsed Tuesday morning as a fire burned through a strip shopping center.

The fire broke out in the 4100 block of Denton Highway just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the La Mexicana market.

Customers and employees were inside the market when the fire broke out, though all were able to escape without injury, officials said.

At 11 a.m., though smoke was no longer visible, firefighters told NBC 5 that the fire was not yet under control but that it had been contained to the market. By noon, fire officials said the fire had been tapped out.

From Texas Sky Ranger, it was clear part of the roof at the rear of the building over the market had collapsed.

Firefighters in Haltom City are working a fire at a strip mall. The fire broke out in the 4100 block of Denton Highway just after 8:30 Tuesday morning.

Adjacent businesses, fire officials said, had suffered water damage and business owners were waiting for the all-clear to go back inside, but with the damage to the roof the structural integrity of the building will need to be determined before that can happen.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined but officials said early indications are that it may have been an electrical short.

Firefighters from North Richland Hills assisted Haltom City firefighters with fighting the fire.

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