Resident dies in old east Dallas house fire

At 3:19 a.m. Dallas Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to a 911 call for a structure fire at a home, located on the 3100 block of Bryan Street, just outside of Downtown Dallas.

The incident was originally reported by Dallas Police Officers, who smelled smoke as they were reporting off-duty. After notifying dispatch, they proceeded to investigate until locating the home from which the smoke was coming. At that point the incident was changed from a “Smoke in the Area” call to a “Structure Fire Working”. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they reported out with lots of smoke coming from a one-story residence, but it wasn’t too long before conditions evolved and second-in companies reported fire coming through the roof.

Due to the proximity of the neighboring homes, several of them were evacuated as a precaution. However, firefighters did an outstanding job containing the fire and isolating the damage, located mostly within the attic, to the structure of origin. There was one person inside the house when the fire began; and though rescue crews were able pull them out, they were pronounced dead at the scene.

All the surrounding neighbors were allowed back into their homes, there were no other injuries reported in association with this fire and an out taps was declared on the incident at 4:32 a.m.

The cause of this fire will be listed as undetermined, pending the final ruling from the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office, on the victim’s cause of death.