About 30 residents were unharmed after a fire broke out at an apartment complex in Northwest Dallas early Thursday morning. A good Samaritan spotted the flames and took it upon himself to go door-to-door to warn residents about the fire, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.
As a result, everyone was evacuated by the time first responders arrived. Dallas Fire-Rescue got to the location at 12:14 a.m. to the Chase Place Apartments at 3305 Chapel Creek Drive.
Firefighters started extinguishing the flames that were shooting through the roof at the two-story townhome complex. The flames were primarily in the attic space and began to spread toward the opposite end of the building.
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The firefighters were able to put out the flames and saved roughly half of the building of townhomes, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.
The American Red Cross was dispatched to the scene to assist approximately 30 displaced residents. Four units were damaged with varying degrees of smoke, water and/or fire damage, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.
Investigators believe the fire originated in the attic space, but the exact cause is undetermined.