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Friday, April 16, 2021

Fire forces thousands from high-rise Dallas building

DALLAS (AP) — Two construction workers are missing after a fire prompted the evacuation of thousands of people from a high-rise building in downtown Dallas.

Authorities say an electrical fire started Thursday in the parking garage adjacent to Thanksgiving Tower. The three-alarm fire appeared to be quickly contained but not before smoke billowed through the complex.


Authorities say about 2,800 people were evacuated from the structure. 


Firefighters gave some people oxygen as they exited the building. At least two people were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.


KTVT-TV reports two welders working in a mechanical room remain missing.


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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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