Firefighters spent several hours battling a four-alarm fire at an Arlington mansion Saturday.
Firefighters went to the 8,199-square-foot home in the 2600 block of North Cooper Street about 2 a.m., after the owners’ caretaker reported the fire, said Lt. Lee Tovar, a Fire Department spokesman.
“The bulk of the fire was in the basement, extending up to multiple floors, making access difficult for firefighters,” Tovar said in an email.
Because the extent of the fire was difficult to pin down, firefighters put out a fourth alarm at 2:43 a.m. Before the first floor began to collapse, fire crews were pulled out, Tovar said. By afternoon it was still too dangerous for them to go inside.
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No one was injured, and the family’s pets were rescued. More than 60 firefighters and 19 trucks were at the scene during the night, and many remained throughout the day as the fire continued to smolder. The cause is under investigation, Tovar said.
The home was built in 1992 and, including the 8.7 acres it sits on, is valued at just under $2.6 million, according to the Tarrant Appraisal District website.