The smoke's cleared from the sky by now, but this was the view out the windows of Unfair Park HQ a little while ago, looking southwest at a mighty plume of smoke rising from the roof of the Wedgwood Tower Residences, an apartment building that, until recently, had been home mostly to elderly residents.
Smoke from the four-alarm fire could be seen for 10 miles, the AP said, and this isn't the first time the building's seen a major blaze. One person died in a six-alarm fire in December 2005, when according to Dallas Fire-Rescue, there was no sprinkler system installed.
The building dates to 1963, but last year in the paper version of Unfair Park, a major facelift on the building had us wondering if the tower was about to be the next big thing in Oak Cliff living.
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WFAA's Steve Stoler has reported the fire looks like it's centered on the rooftop air conditioning unit -- the one visible through the smoke in news chopper footage, sporting a not-too-enticing ad for "Luxury Apartments Now Leasing."