Dallas FF badly burned in explosion released from hospital

Pauline Perez was released from the burn unit after nearly 3 weeks; two other firefighters remain in stable but serious condition


By Leila Merrill

DALLAS — Pauline Perez – one of three firefighters hospitalized after an explosion at an apartment building in Dallas – got to go home Friday, Dallas Fire-Rescue announced.

After more than two weeks in Parkland Memorial Hospital’s burn unit, Perez will continue her recovery at home, NBCDFW (KXAS-TV) reported.

Four firefighters were injured on Sept. 29 in an explosion that partly collapsed a two-story apartment building. In addition to Perez, Capt. Christopher Gadomski, Engineer Ronald Hall and Officer Andrew Curtis also were hurt. Perez and two other firefighters were hospitalized and have been treated for burns and other critical injuries. Gadomski and Hall were in stable but serious condition Friday. Curtis had a foot injury and was discharged on the day of the blast.  

Four civilians also were injured, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The cause of the explosion has not been determined.

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