Arlington

Firefighters battle another blaze at the old Six Flags Mall site

A fire at the old Six Flags Mall site in Arlington on Thursday evening.
A fire at the old Six Flags Mall site in Arlington on Thursday evening. Texas Department of Transportation camera.

Firefighters battled a blaze at the Six Flag Mall demolition site in Arlington on Thursday for the second time in the last month.

The fire, which produced large plumes of black smoke, was reported about 5:45 p.m. near East Division Street and Texas 360, said Lt. David Tyler, Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters had the flames under control by about 7 p.m., and no injuries were reported. A movie theater that still operates on the property was evacuated out of precaution but was not damaged, Tyler said.

Last month, flames tore through the ceiling above the old food court.

The mall, which opened in 1970 as the first enclosed shopping center in Arlington, is being demolished to clear space for an industrial complex.

This report contains information from the Star-Telegram archives

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