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Three-alarm fire destroys $1.6million mansion in Texas

Three people escaped a $1.6million Texas mansion before it went up in flames on Thursday afternoon. 

The house fire at 4940 Corriente Lane, in Benbrook, began around noon. Officials told NBC 5 someone inside the home called 911 to report the three-alarm fire. Fire crews arrived around 12.30pm.

While the three people inside escaped without injury, there were also a dog and several cats inside the home and it’s possible some didn’t make it, according to Tarrant County Fire Marshal Keith Ebel.

Three people escaped a $1.6million Benbrook, Texas, mansion before it went up in flames on Thursday afternoon

Officials told NBC 5 someone inside the home called 911 to report the three-alarm fire. Fire crews arrived around 12.30pm

Officials told NBC 5 someone inside the home called 911 to report the three-alarm fire. Fire crews arrived around 12.30pm

While the three people inside escaped without injury, there were also a dog and several cats inside the home and it's possible some didn't make it, according to Tarrant County Fire Marshal Keith Ebel

While the three people inside escaped without injury, there were also a dog and several cats inside the home and it’s possible some didn’t make it, according to Tarrant County Fire Marshal Keith Ebel

Video captured the second floor and the roof of the mansion engulfed in fire. The home’s roof collapsed and officials declared the home a total loss, reported FOX 4 News.

The fire is believed to have started in an outside fireplace and the wind blew the flames into the home. 

The family was home at the time of the fire and was alerted by a passing security guard.

Wind was a concern with fear that the flames would spread but firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by late Thursday afternoon.

‘Of course, anytime we’re worried about embers going further out from the fire scene itself and catching other exposure on fire but we didn’t have that issue,’ said Fire Marshal Ebel.

Benbrook firefighters received assistance from the Fort Worth, White Settlement and River Oaks departments. Nine engines in total worked to control the blaze. 

Video captured the second floor and the roof of the mansion engulfed in fire. The home's roof collapsed and officials declared the home a total loss

Video captured the second floor and the roof of the mansion engulfed in fire. The home’s roof collapsed and officials declared the home a total loss

The fire is believed to have started in an outside fireplace and the wind blew the flames to the home. The family was home at the time of the fire and was alerted by a passing security guard

The fire is believed to have started in an outside fireplace and the wind blew the flames to the home. The family was home at the time of the fire and was alerted by a passing security guard

Records from the Tarrant Appraisal District show the more than 7,800-square-foot home has a taxable value of $1.6million. Built in 2008, the house features six bedrooms, five bathrooms and an outdoor swimming pool

Records from the Tarrant Appraisal District show the more than 7,800-square-foot home has a taxable value of $1.6million. Built in 2008, the house features six bedrooms, five bathrooms and an outdoor swimming pool

Records from the Tarrant Appraisal District show the more than 7,800-square-foot home has a taxable value of $1.6million.

Built in 2008, the house features six bedrooms, five bathrooms and an outdoor swimming pool.

The home is located in a gated community near the intersection of Interstate 20 and US Highway 377 in southwest Tarrant County.  

 

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