3 Dallas firefighters injured while battling 4-alarm blaze

Three Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighters were extricated from a condo apartment building after the second floor collapsed while they were inside


Read FireRescue1 Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor's rapid response anaysis of Dallas Fire-Rescue's execution of "Mayday" operations while extracting three injured firefighters from a condo apartment blaze. 

By FireRescue1 Staff

DALLAS — Three firefighters were injured while responding to a call after the second floor of a condominium collapsed while they were inside.

CBS 11 reported that the blaze originally started out as a two-alarm, but was quickly upgraded to three-alarm within 10 minutes of the first firefighters arriving on scene.

(Photo/Dallas Fire-Rescue Twitter)
(Photo/Dallas Fire-Rescue Twitter)

When the second floor of the building collapsed with three Dallas Fire-Rescue members inside, a “Mayday” was called, and additional resources were brought in.

The firefighters were successfully extricated, and taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Remaining firefighters continued to battle flames throughout the night with more than 100 firefighters called to the scene as the entire 24-unit complex was destroyed, displacing 60 residents.

A determination as to the cause of the fire has not been made, and is currently under investigation.

 

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