Firefighters Battle Blaze at Vacant Building Near Bishop Arts

Bishop Arts Fire
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DALLAS (NBCDFW) - Dallas firefighters were working Sunday to extinguish a large fire at a vacant building in north Oak Cliff near Bishop Arts.

Dallas Fire-Rescue got a call shortly before 9 a.m. for a smoke odor in the area around the 400 block of North Beckley Avenue, near North Zang Boulevard, and found smoke coming from a two-story commercial building.

Firefighters went inside to search for the source of the smoke and found fire smoldering in the floors and walls. Additional crews were called out and flames soon started showing from the second floor of the building, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.

Almost three hours after the fire was called in, between 60 and 70 firefighters were still working to control the flames.

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