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From the Field: Fire heavily damages historic building in Fort Worth
Photos by Bill Carter
Firefighters in Fort Worth, Texas, battle an early morning fire in the city's historical district on January 24, 2012. The report came into 9-1-1 shortly after 3AM, and took several hours to extinguish. The fire heavily damaged the Victorian Apartments on Hemphill Street, a vacant 1920s-era structure that has a local historic designation but has also been a neighborhood trouble spot. The owner's son told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the building may have to be demolished.
The two-story Craftsman-style building was built in 1921 for the Management Co. of Texas, the newspaper reported. In May, Historic Fort Worth added it to a Most Endangered Places List.