Updated: Oct 5
Arlington, Texas - Arlington Fire Department was called out to a 2-alarm house fire Friday morning in Southeast Arlington.
The fire was reported at a residence on Garden Creek Drive with heavy fire coming from the rear side of the home.
Arlington Firefighters conducted an offensive attack and most of the fire was knocked down by 10:30 am. (An offensive attack involves an aggressive interior attack to put the fire out as swiftly as possible, as there is a chance that occupants may be alive inside the structure.)
From Texas Sky Ranger (video-capturing aircraft utilized by NBC-DFW), a significant part of the rear side of the home appears to have been destroyed along with a porch and an outbuilding.
The home is located near Texas 360 and Interstate 20 and Arlington fire had asked nearby residents and drivers to avoid the immediate area.
The cause of the fire is not yet known; Arlington Fire Department is currently investigating. According to a nearby resident, the fire allegedly took the life of the family‘s dog and the husband is hospitalized with broken ribs and burns. It has not yet been confirmed.