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Incident Update
Houston Fire Department

DATE: March 25, 2014 2:59:26 PM CDT

5-Alarm Building Fire in 2400 block of W. Dallas (update 4)

No reported injuries

What: 5-Alarm Structure Fire
When: HFD was dispatched to the fire about 12:30 p.m. this afternoon, March 25, 2014.
Where: high-rise apartment building under construction
Injuries: No reported injuries
Damage: Structure was totally distroyed.
Cause: This fire will be under investigation

HFD responded to the fire and quickly upgraded the response to a 3-alarm at about 12:50 and to a 4-alarm at 1:04 p.m. The fire was upgraded to a 5-alarm fire at 1:25 p.m.  One individual was rescued from the scene, however they were not injured.  More than 80 units responded to the scene with more than 200 personnel.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area. Residents who live in the area are asked to reroute their way around this incident.

Update: The fire was declared under control at 2:56 p.m. with all construction workers accounted for.

*Media staging area is at the corner of Waugh and West Dallas.


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