Lightning may have ignited fire at apartments in downtown Fort Worth, fire official says

October 23,2020


See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by Domingo Ramirez Jr. here.

A fire that may have started from a lightning strike damaged four apartments Friday morning at a complex near downtown, fire officials said.

Firefighters knocked down flames in less than 30 minutes. No one was injured.

The two-alarm fire was reported just before 10:30 a.m. at 200 Henderson St. at the Firestone Apartments just west of downtown Fort Worth.

Flames were reported on the roof of a four-story apartment building.

Heavy smoke and fire was coming out of an attic in apartment building, fire officials said. The apartments were occupied, but no injuries were reported.

Fire investigators are checking reports that lightning may have struck the building because there was a report of a loud thunder in the area and power went out to parts of the complex.

Numerous fire engines and Fort Worth firefighters responded to the apartment complex, according to the fire call log.


Location Mentioned: Firestone West 7th