Kessler duplex fire kills woman, dogs

A duplex fire in the West Kessler neighborhood this morning killed a woman and her dogs.

The fire started around 3:45 a.m. in the 700 block of North Oak Cliff Boulevard.

A man who lived in one side of the duplex escaped the fire by climbing over a backyard fence. The woman, who Dallas Fire Rescue says was in her 60s, died in her kitchen. Her six dogs also died in the fire.

KXAS reports that the fire is still under investigation but doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

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  • The address is between Davis and Plymouth, just to clarify. I live in L.O. Daniel, which is between Jefferson and Davis.

  • The map on that link stops north of Davis. The address is south of Davis. West Kessler is a home owner’s association. When neighborhoods get redeveloped it can get a bit confusing. West Kessler looks like a nice development. There may also still be plans to develop the neighborhood I lived in as well. Although it’s sad to see the past disappear, a new era for a vital new Oak Cliff is taking place.

  • I grew up in that neighborhood. It’s not Kessler. Good article just thought I’d clarify the neighborhood. Going north from there Kessler would be on the other side of Steven’s Park golf course at Plymouth. L.O. Daniel is the neighborhood for 700 N. Oak Cliff Blvd.

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