Body found in restaurant after fire destroys building

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by WFAA

WFAA

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 6:45 PM

DALLAS - A body was discovered in a building that was once an Uncle Julio's after firefighters were able to extinguish a two-alarm blaze Monday morning in the 7500 block of Greenville Ave.

Firefighters received news of the fire at the abandoned, boarded-up building at about 11:50 p.m.

Crews arrived to the scene to find heavy flames that forced firefighters to initially battle the blaze defensively, said Jason Evans, a spokesman with Dallas Fire-Rescue. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire for about six hours.

The body of an unidentified woman was found inside as crews began to demolish the building, which was deemed unsafe.

"We received reports that there may have been some homeless people living inside," Evans said prior to finding the body.

The discovery halted the demolition and the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office was sent to the scene.

The structural damage is estimated to be about $525,820.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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