VIDEO: 5-alarm fire at luxury apartment complex under construction at Dallas and Marconi in Houston.
Houston firefighters responded about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to a fire at an apartment complex under construction at Dallas and Montrose (also reported as Dallas and Marconi). Houston Fire Department reported the official address as the 2400 block of West Dallas. Construction workers were able to evacuate. Much of the burning building was shown to have a Tyvek-like material on the outside. Another part of the building has been leveled, and only concrete stairwells remain standing.
5-Alarm Building Fire in 2400 block of W. Dallas (update) http://t.co/9AF8HaowRu
— Houston Fire Dept (@cohoustonfire) March 25, 2014
The fire was upgraded to a 3-alarm fire at 12:50 p.m.
the fire was upgraded to a 4-alarm fire at 1:04 p.m.
The fire was upgraded to a 5-alarm fire at 1:25 p.m.
The American General building was evacuated as a precaution. Winds are from the northwest at about 20-25 mph.
Houston apartment fire on March 25, 2014.
Firefighters were called out to battle a 5-alarm fire after a high-rise apartment complex under construction caught fire. No injuries have been reported, but hundreds of emergency personnel were sent to the scene.
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