Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in North Dallas.
At least 66 first-responder vehicles arrived at the scene at The Parkway Quarter Apartments at 5325 Bent Tree Forest Dr., just off Dallas North Tollway near Knoll Trail Drive.
A partial roof collapse was visible from the front of the apartment complex. People nearby stood and took photos of the smoldering roof.
Jason Evans, a spokesperson for Dallas Fire Rescue, told The Dallas Express and other media that there were actually two unrelated fires in the same building.
“We got a lot of heavy apparatus on the scene with approximately 90 to 100 firefighters trying to mitigate the situation,” Evans said.
He said that no injuries had been reported and that most residents had already evacuated the building when the second fire started. No pets were injured or killed, Evans said.
After an investigation, the first fire was determined to be electrical in nature, according to Evans. However, the second fire is still being investigated.
Upon being asked about the unusual nature of having two unrelated fires in the same building, Evans responded, “It is a very unique situation.”
Evans said that while it is “lucky” no one was injured, the fire resulted in potential property loss and displacement of tenants.
“The bottom line is that you have a lot of residents right before the holidays that are having to pick up the pieces of a terrible loss early this morning,” he said. “So now, we’re looking at even more residents that are probably going to be displaced that have definitely lost some items that may have some sentimental value to them. All coming right before the holidays.”
The Parkway Quarter Apartments is a three-story apartment building built in 1983 consisting of 102 units, according to its listing on Apartments.com.