Investigators say about 6:15 p.m. Friday they got a call from an employee at a pallet store in Balch Springs reporting a fire.
At this time they don't know where the fire originated, but it quickly spread to two neighboring auto shops.
Those businesses are damaged and the power company is a total loss.
This situation is escalating to a five alarm fire tonight. Investigators say one of the challenges is because the Meadowood they had a hard time getting to the pallet store.
They've had to bring in ladder trucks to attack the fire. They say right now the fire is mostly contained within dealing with is a lot of Burning wood.
Investigators say inspections were done at the Powell store last year and a lot of work has been done to get the place under compliance.
The fire marshal says this year's inspection has not yet been done.
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