Large Plastics Warehouse Burning | 1

Oak Cliff, TX | A large warehouse is burning in the 4200 (or 4100) block of Mint Way in the borough outside of the City of Dallas.  The commercial structure fire prompted the HAZMAT unit as initially thought to have been storing chemicals inside.  It would be later discovered that it is plastics burning causing heavy fire and smoke.

There are currently three aerials working at this time.  Five lines currently are over nearby RR tracks.  All train traffic has been halted due to this fire and apparatus blocking tracks.

The building has had a partial roof collapse.  Multiple fire units are working to control the blaze and stop any extensions.  Additional fire companies are en route with some three to twenty minutes from the fire scene.

Some road signals are out due to power outages in the area.

Current weather conditions are temps of 76*F, 60% humidity and winds at 18 mph.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Hashtag being used for this fire is #OakCliffFire.  For *Live* coverage of this incident, follow us on Twitter @nwfireblog as we are providing fire news coverage.

ABOUT OAK CLIFF

Oak Cliff is a 39.116 square mile borough with approximately 206,777 population that is located just outside of the outskirts of Dallas, Texas.

 

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Boston Fire in Hyde Park Goes to a 5th Alarm

Updated 1820 PDT (West Coast) / 2120 Eastern Time

INCIDENT STATUS

A commercial structure fire broke out almost two hours ago in Boston, MA inside a business that appears to have various hazardous tanks of gases.  From the moment, firefighters arrived initially to the scene, they immediately requested a 2-Alarm.  Quickly, the fire alarms would escalate through each level of 3, 4, and 5 as of 30 minutes (1919 hours EST).

LOCATION

The commercial warehouse is located at 28 Grantley Street in Hyde Park on the corner of Hyde Park Avenue and Grantley Street.

ABOUT THE FIRE BUILDING

The structure is one-story cinder block construction with bars and limited windows.  It is approximately 50 x 100.  The commercial structure is home to Hyde Park Masonry and Landscape Supplies, which has been in business since 1982, that provides many masonry, landscaping, hardscape products and products for winter preparedness.

There are various hazardous tanks of unknown gasses on-site.  Firefighters were told to don their masks if they were in the smoke or near 3756.  This was broadcasted by the IC and repeated by Dispatch over radio comms.

The building has suffered serious damage with partial roof collapse.

COMMAND

Fire Commissioner Joe Finn has assumed Command.  A 5th alarm was ordered at this time.

STATUS & FUTURE TACTICS

Firefighters are fighting the commercial structure fire from the exterior only.  Fire exploded in various places through the roof right at the time the alarm was being elevated to a 5th Alarm.

Fire crews will be on site throughout the night while they shut down lines allowing the fire burns through roof then extinguish through holes and repeat the process until it has been completely put out.

Some residents have been evacuated from area homes due to heavy smoke in the area.

INJURIES

Fire Managers were being pro-active instead of reactive due to unknown gasses being stored inside the building.  They ordered all firefighters to don on their PPEs if they were in the smoke or near the building.

Some were seen still spraying water on the fire without PPEs.

There have been no injuries reported at this time.

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