Firefighters investigating cause of massive fire, will remain on scene overnight
Just after 12:30pm this afternoon, multiple 9-1-1 calls were received regarding a fire at 2525 Handley Ederville Road across the street from the Tarrant Appraisal District office. Firefighters reported heavy smoke visible while responding to the scene.
Richland Hills FD was one of the first agencies to arrive on scene. They reported heavy smoke and fire showing from a commercial facility. Numerous other departments, including the Fort Worth Fire Department and others within the Northeast Fire Department Association, were called to the fire, which escalated to 5 alarms.
The fire burned for several hours. A dark plume of heavy smoke was visible across the north Texas region.
As of 11:00pm, firefighters remain on the scene putting out hotspots and making sure the fire does not flare up again. The equivalent of a 2 alarm response (several fire apparatus) remains at the scene.
One worker was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Another employee was also evaluated for treatment of minor injuries. There were no injuries to first responders.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.