Crews from the Dallas Fire Department responded to a home on the 400 block of SW Washington Street around 9 a.m. Thursday. The only occupant of the house had discovered the fire and tried to extinguish it but was unsuccessful. The resident left the building before firefighters arrived.
By the time fire units arrived the roof of the home had partially collapsed.
The home next door had a low clearance so firefighters evacuated its occupants, none of which suffered any injury. Two firefighters reportedly suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
Chief 39 (Martin) took the New Holland Sales Stables command and order the apartment building on East Franklin Street be evacuated as the fire raged out of controll pushing thick smoke through the building and hot embers on the roof. Command 39 than ordered a 2nd alarm be transmitted as the first alarm units from the area started to go to work on the 100 x 50 building. During operations, multiple sections of the older building collapsed from the intense heat and from the pressure of the master streams in service.
The most recent video from Highland Park, MI via HPZ1442. Here’s his description:
We arrived to find this house fully involved, with occupied exposures on both sides. A defensive attack was decided due to obvious reasons. A quick search of each exposure house was done and we set up our ladder for tower operations. Contained to one home.
On this page is raw video from four different angles of a multi-alarm fire Wednesday night at a townhouse complex under construction in Santa Clara, California that threatened occupied buildings.
From what I can tell the video above was taken on the A side of the burning buildings by a frightened neighbor before the arrival of firefighters. The second video appears to have been shot shortly after the arrival of the first engine company and shows the exposures on the B side. Video three is later in the operation and shows the view from the D side exposures. The final video is from outside the complex showing the C side and the ladder pipe operations.
Authorities on Thursday continued to investigate a raging five-alarm fire in Santa Clara that destroyed unfinished townhouses as residents chased out by the blaze were gradually allowed to return to their homes.
Randy Titus, a battalion chief for the Santa Clara Fire Department, said the fire destroyed two structures each with four units that were under construction. He estimated the fire caused $2.4 million in damage, not including damage to surrounding townhomes that were occupied.