Three-Alarm Fire at Downtown Dallas Hotel Gives Some ASIS Attendees an Early Wake-Up Call
ASIS attendees staying at the downtown Dallas Hampton Inn got a rude wake-up call at about 3 a.m. this morning as a fire in a nearby parking structure forced an evacuation of the hotel.
The early morning three-alarm fire in a downtown Dallas parking garage forced the evacuation, as firefighters worked to get the flames under control.
According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, the fire sprung up in the parking garage of a building that is under construction, located near the intersection of Jackson Street and Ervay Street in downtown Dallas, at around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Smoke filled the air in downtown.
Emergency crews had to evacuate people staying a nearby Hampton Inn as a precaution. Many said that they could smell the smoke.
Officials stated that the crews got the fire under control about an hour after they first arrived. Nobody was injured during this incident. There has been no word yet on what may have started the blaze. Workers have remained on the scene Wednesday to monitor hot spots. The hotel guests have been allowed back into their rooms.
There had been some concern early on that a crane at the construction site was in danger of collapsing. Officials have checked out the equipment and no longer feel worried about that happening, however, onlookers are still being asked to remain a safe distance away.