Irving apartments damaged by overnight fire

- Several families were forced out of their apartments by fire in northwest Irving early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from their three-story apartment building in the 4200 block of W. Northgate Drive just before 1 a.m. The fire burned through the attic and roof.

It appears the fire started on the third floor but it’s not clear where. Everyone made it out safely.

A total of 12 units were damaged and 10 families were displaced. But, the quick-thinking firefighters were able to put tarps out in some of the apartments to save people’s furniture from water damage.

The Red Cross is working with the families and apartment management to help relocate those who were affected.

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