Fire destroys historic Dallas hotel

The 115-year-old Ambassador Hotel was a Dallas Landmark and a Texas Historic Landmark


By Associated Press

DALLAS  — Authorities say an early-morning fire has destroyed a vacant 115-year-old former luxury hotel just south of downtown Dallas.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says nobody was hurt in Tuesday's blaze at what used to be the Ambassador Hotel. Evans says the caretaker was in a nearby trailer and not in the six-story building, which was undergoing renovation for redevelopment.

Evans says the cause of the fire has not been determined. The structure was engulfed in flames before being extinguished around 5 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters remained on the scene to monitor for hot spots.

city website describes the former Ambassador Hotel as a Dallas landmark and Texas Historic Landmark. Authorities say the structure had been vacant for years.

Dallas firefighters pour water on the destroyed historic Ambassador hotel just south of downtown Dallas, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Over 100 firefighters responded to the four-alarm fire. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Dallas firefighters pour water on the destroyed historic Ambassador hotel just south of downtown Dallas, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Over 100 firefighters responded to the four-alarm fire. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
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