Fort Worth firefighters responded to a house fire around 2 a.m. on Monday.
They found a large two-story house, which was under the final stages of construction, fully involved with fire showing from most all visible windows.
The officer on Quint 16 established command, and requested the next engine, Engine 18, to bring a supply line.
The commander declared this to be a defensive fire attack due to the extremely heavy fire involvement and the unknowns due to the building being under construction. Battalion 2 assumed command upon his arrival. He requested two additional engines to assist with exposure protection.
A major collapse of the second-story occurred, and a PAR was conducted. At the height of the fire, Quint 16's aerial ladder pipe was put into operation and numerous two-and-a-half inch hand lines.The 9,000 square-foot house was being built on a hill, and there was no access to place any other aerials effectively.
The fire was declared contained at 3:30 a.m.. Crews were rotated and remained at the scene working on hot spots.
Crews assisted fire investigators until 6:49 p.m. The fire is still undetermined.
There were no injuries.