FORT WORTH, TX - On Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 9:11PM, the
Fort Worth Fire Department (FWFD) was dispatched to a reported commercial
structure fire at 6000 Dallas Avenue (the intersection of Dallas Avenue and
Tension Drive). Upon arrival, crews saw heavy fire coming from a single story
commercial metal walled building (the Ready Metal business).
The fire went defensive just minutes after crews got on
scene when the roof collapsed. Aerial ladders were requested to help extinguish
the flames and the fire escalated to a 2-alarm assignment. Over 65 fire
personnel responded and more than 20 fire apparatuses were on scene. It took
about 30 minutes for the fire to be declared under control. One firefighter was
injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment and released.
The FWFD Bureau of Criminal Investigations responded to the
incident that evening. After a thorough investigation, they have determined the
cause of the fire to be intentionally set and arson. The suspect is captured on
surveillance video and Investigators are requesting the public’s help in
providing any information about the fire or identifying the suspect. The FWFD
is also working in conjunction with the Fort Worth Police Department as they
believe this suspect is responsible for multiple burglaries as well.
If someone has information related to this investigation,
please contact the FWFD Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 817-392-6852. They
can also contact Crime Stoppers at 817-468-TIPS (8477). Anyone who calls will