Large fire destroys vacant apartment building in Dallas, damages nearby homes

Fire destroyed an abandoned apartment in Northwest Dallas early Saturday morning.

Crews were called out just before 1:45 a.m. for a fire in the 3400 block of Hidalgo Drive.

Strong winds fanned the flames and made containing the fire difficult.

It reached a third alarm, about 70 firefighters responding, before the building had a total collapse.

Wind-blown embers caused fire damage at six nearby homes.

No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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