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Two-Alarm Structure Fire on Whitehurst Drive in Texas

By JASON EVANS, Correspondent | September 11, 2020 | TEXAS

Story No. 091320114

On September 11th, at 7:51 P.M., Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call for a structure fire at an apartment complex, located at 9850 Whitehurst Drive, near the Lake Highlands area of Dallas.

Multiple reports indicated heavy fire coming from the first floor of a two-story apartment building; matching reports from first arriving fire companies. Several residents were still in the process of evacuating the building when firefighters arrived, so attack teams moved in to assist in those efforts while simultaneously looking to extinguish the flames.

After the transmitting of a second-alarm, firefighters were able to contain the blaze and declare it extinguished in just over an hour and a half.

There were no injuries reported as a result of this fire, but the America Red Cross was notified to assist with the needs of an unknown number of displaced residents from four apartments that suffered fire damage. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.