Suspicious activity ruled out in fire at Grapevine luxury apartments

Posted Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Authorities have ruled out suspicious activity for a five-alarm fire that destroyed two luxury apartment buildings under construction near Grapevine Mills mall late Saturday.

Investigators on Sunday were still trying to determine the cause of the fire, which required more than 30 “apparatuses” to fight, said Mona Burk, a spokeswoman for the city of Grapevine.

As of Sunday evening authorities had ruled any suspicious causes, said Mark Ashmead, Grapevine's deputy fire chief.

The fire could be seen from downtown Fort Worth. Firefighters responded to the blaze at The Enclave at Grapevine about 9 p.m.

The complex, in the 2300 block of West Grapevine Mills Circle, includes high-rise apartments with elevators and spacious town houses, according to its website.

The fire was contained to the two vacant buildings, and everyone in nearby apartments was safely evacuated, Burk said.

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