Fire Strikes Former Scientology Mansion

UPDATE:  A few days after the fire, I decided to return to the former Scientology Mansion on Buckner Road to see if there was any hope of saving the abandoned building. See if you can come to the same conclusion I did.


Before the fire. The mansion, built in the 1940's, had also been a Bed and Breakfast, a Wedding chapel and a private home. It had been vacant for the last few years


The mansion during the fire



The mansion today







THE ORIGINAL POST:


   This afternoon, the former Scientology Headquarters in East Dallas caught on fire.  Ironically, the vacant mansion sat on the edge of the Ash Creek neighborhood just of Buckner Road. The building was for sale in a neighborhood of modest homes and obviously in need of some repairs. It had been on the market for quite a few months.

   Here are a few photos I snapped of the fire
 







 The amount of firefighters on scene was staggering 





You can see two of the ladder trucks pumping water into the house. The one on the left is actually parked a block behind the mansion



Dallas Firefighters with oxygen tanks after leaving the house



 You can see some of the damage as the roof on the north wing is totally gone




Streams of water being dumped inside the mansion


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