Dallas Fire-Rescue received reports of a structure fire shortly after 1:30 early Tuesday morning, Jan. 7th, on the city's far southwest side.
The first companies arrived to find a two-story apartment building with fire showing from the roof. Eventually, four alarms were struck before the blaze was ruled under control nearly two hours into the incident.
Only three of the sixteen units in the pitched-roof building were occupied. Firefighters were able to cut off the advancing flames before they reached the occupied half of the building and damage was limited to smoke and water in those apartments.
No injuries were reported and the Red Cross was on scene to assist the displaced families.
Twelve engine companies, six truck companies, five battalion chiefs and three rescue-ambulances were assigned to the fire along with various support personnel.
The cause of the fire in under investigation and the loss has been estimated at $200,000 for the structure and contents.