3 construction workers killed in skyscraper fire

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Posted: Dec 11, 2014 9:08 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Three construction workers are dead and three other people received hospital treatment after a fire erupted in a downtown Dallas high-rise, prompting the evacuation of thousands of office workers from the building.

Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said fire-rescue workers found the men in basement of the 50-story Thanksgiving Tower. They were in the thermal storage tank that's part of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning unit beneath the building.

Evans says the preliminary belief is that the 10 a.m. Thursday fire was electrical in nature because of the thick smoke it gave off, but the cause and ignition point remain undetermined.

The three bodies were taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office for autopsy.