Late night fire near downtown Dallas seen for miles

The Dallas Fire Rescue was called to a building on fire around 9:15PM at 511 N. Lancaster Ave near E. 5th Street. Fire had quickly engulfed a two-story apartment building.

Officials say the building was under construction at the time of the fire, and no one was reported inside.

A 2nd alarm was called for manpower. Firefighters maintained a defensive posture, as the fire had already spread throughout the building.

The fire was declared under control about an hour later.

There were no injuries and the building was completely destroyed in the fire.

The intense flames and heavy, dark smoke was seen for miles. It was only a few miles south of downtown.