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Several fires and vehicle explosions are reported at a commercial facility in northwest Dallas.

Several fires and vehicle explosions were reported Thursday afternoon at a “commercial facility” in northwest Dallas, according to fire officials.

Around 3:30 p.m., Dallas fire and rescue teams responded to several emergency calls related to a car fire at the intersection of Manana Drive and North Walton Walker Boulevard, officials said. Several people reported seeing what appeared to be an 18-wheeler truck on fire, and also said the vehicle was in a parking lot with several other buses and semi-trailers.

No one was injured in the fire, according to the Dallas Fire and Rescue Service.

Emergency crews also received reports of an explosion in the area, the Dallas Fire and Rescue Department said in a statement.

The fire spread to other vehicles in the parking lot when firefighters arrived, according to the Dallas Fire and Rescue Department.

The explosion is believed to have been caused by compressed natural gas cylinders inside vehicles, the Dallas Fire and Rescue Department said.

As of Thursday evening, fire brigades were still at the scene, extinguishing “hot spots” and monitoring the area.

“In order to ensure that enough equipment and personnel are available to mitigate the situation, the fire department was immediately sent to the scene with one alert,” said Jason Evans, a spokesman for the Dallas Fire and Rescue Department. “While some teams have focused their extinguishing efforts directly on the vehicles involved, others have been tasked with spraying water on nearby vehicles to keep their LNG tanks cool and protected from impact.”

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, and there is no information yet on how many cars burned down.

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