DALLAS — Fire officials were responding to a blaze in the 11000 block of Harry Hines Boulevard on Friday morning, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.
DFR officials told WFAA that crews were assigned to this call at 7:01 a.m. Friday after a 911 caller reported a “huge fire across the street” at 11287 Harry Hines Boulevard.
DFR said it was working to extinguish the fire and the blaze had escalated to a four-alarm fire, resulting in close to 100 firefighters on scene using aerial and ground master streams to bring the fire under control. There was no one inside the business when the fire began, and there have not been any reported injuries, according to DFR.
The fire was causing heaving smoke in the area, which was located near Walnut Hill Lane and Interstate 35E.
A Dallas Fire Rescue Engine headed to this fire drove into a ditch, according to officials. DFR said the crew was traveling southbound on Reeder Road, and in an effort to bypass traffic, they got too far onto the shoulder of the road and rolled the engine onto its side into a ditch. DFR said all occupants of the engine were safely taken out of the vehicle, and there were no injuries related to the crash.
According to investigators, preliminary reports indicated the fire most-likely began at a location in the back of the store, but exactly how is unknown, DFR said.