Story by Emil Moffatt, WBAP 24/7 News
DALLAS (WBAP 24/7 News) - A blaze at a two-story apartment building on Bryan Street Tuesday night turned into a three-alarm blaze, requiring the efforts of 60-70 firefighters to help put it out.
There were no injuries.
Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue says the building was vacant, which proved to be a curse and a blessing.
"It was a boarded-up facility, so initially it was a challenge to get inside. But firefighters were able to access it quickly enough to prevent the fire from damaging any neighboring buildings," said Evans.
Evans says the fire in the 5000 block of Bryant Street in Old East Dallas was elevated to three alarms because of the need for extra water.
"They set up a series of ladder pipes to attack the fire from above," he said. "With that kind of attack you need a high volume of water."
He says investigators will likely be back on scene Wednesday to try and determine the cause of the fire. Evans says smoke from the blaze was initially spotted by DFR investigators on their way back from an unrelated call.
He says all eight units at the vacant apartment sustained "significant damage".
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