DALLAS (Jan. 14)
A fire of unknown origin totally destroyed a building housing the Jewish Welfare Federation of Dallas and one of its constituent agencies Saturday afternoon. Police are investigating the blaze but so far have found no evidence of arson, according to Walter J. Levy, executive director. Levy said the Federation was continuing to operate from temporary quarters made available in the auxiliary building of the Jewish community center. He said it was possible that some of the Federation’s case records might be salvaged. The building was “burned to the ground” in the fire that fire department officials believe may have started in a snack bar area at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when no one was on the premises. Levy said there had been no threats or instances of vandalism prior to the fire.