Massive fire in downtown Texarkana under investigation


TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Texarkana, Texas Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of a massive blaze at a vacant building downtown.

According to TTFD, the fire happened just before 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the corner of Spruce and Broad Streets.

The blaze required all Texas-side units and help from one unit on the Arkansas-side. Authorities said it took about four hours to get under control. “On arrival, they found the building well-involved in fire, beyond the level where we could make entry, so all of our tactics were defensive,” said TTFD Chief Eric Schlotter.

No injuries are reported.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Right Now

Don't Miss

Community Calendar

KETK Twitter & Facebook

FOX51 Twitter & Facebook