Dallas firefighters are struggling to contain a 3-alarm fire at an apartment complex, reports NBC Dallas.
Firefighters were called to the Stone Ranch Apartments on the 9300 block of Skillman Street late Thursday afternoon.
At first, flames were not yet visible through the roof and only heavy smoke could be seen coming from the building.
Just before 6 p.m., the fire grew much stronger and exploded out of windows on the second and third floors. Firefighters on the roof quickly retreated to a ladder and climbed down to the ground.
The fire then spread throughout the building, devouring the roof and collapsing chimney stacks. The blaze is threatening adjacent buildings as firefighters try to it under control.
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