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
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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.
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.