Firefighters Respond To House Fire In UP

Crews — a total of more than 30 from the University Park Fire Department, the Highland Park Department of Public Safety, and Dallas Fire Rescue — responded to a house fire in the 3800 block of Colgate Avenue Wednesday afternoon. 

The DFR Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services truck is also on scene providing water, snacks, and chairs for first responders amid the high temperatures. 

University Park director of communications and marketing Steve Mace said firefighters responded after smoke was seen coming from the home Wednesday afternoon.

Flames eventually broke through the roof and Mace said the fire went to three alarms before the fire was extinguished around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Mace said there were three people in the house at the time the fire broke out, and they were able to get out safely. 

City officials were unable to provide details about a possible cause of the fire as crews continue to investigate.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at

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