Fire Destroys Fort Worth Lumberyard

An explosive early morning fire at an east-side lumberyard destroyed the business, halted train service on nearby tracks and led emergency officials to close part of East Lancaster Avenue as firefighters worked, reports (

No injuries were reported in the fire at Barney Robinson Hardwoods and Lumber Co.

Firefighters worked for hours to control the fire. Investigators remained on the scene in the 2500 block of East Lancaster Avenue, a few miles east of downtown, to try to determine the cause, according to a news release from the Fort Worth Fire Department.