At 5:41 p.m., June 7, Dallas Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to a 911 call for a structure fire at the Dallas Indian Revival Center Church, located at the intersection if Ivanhoe Lane and Pollard Street.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they observed heavy smoke and fire conditions from the roof of the two-story assembly. They initiated an offensive fire attack but the flames were in their advanced stages and spread to the point where it caused significant damage, including a partial roof collapse. Efforts moved to a defensive posture and a second alarm was dispatched to help mitigate the situation.
Though church was not in service, there were an unknown number of workers on the roof when the fire was originally reported. The workers were able to make it down safely and there were no injuries reported in association with this fire.
DFR personnel worked to put out the flames, and declared the fire extinguished at 7:02 p.m. Investigators determined that the cause of the fire was accidental in nature, resulting from a torch, used by the workers for hot work, igniting combustible materials within the roof of the structure.