Trapped firefighter dies in 6-alarm condo fire
About 150 firefighters worked together to clear debris as they searched for the firefighter who called for help at about 5:30 a.m. Monday
DALLAS — A firefighter died Monday morning after being trapped for hours during a six-alarm condominium blaze.
WFAA reported that Stanley Wilson, a 28-year veteran with Dallas Fire-Rescue, was found dead inside the rubble of the fire hours after a radio message was heard from the firefighter saying, “I’m trapped.”
"A longtime member with the department, a hard worker, [and] certainly a hero with us for all of his efforts today," said Fire Chief Louie Bright
At about 8:30 a.m., a gurney set up for firefighter Wilson was moved and firefighters formed a line around the building to salute the fallen firefighter, according to the report.
The fire at the complex burned so intensely that firefighters had to call for six alarms to bring additional manpower to the scene, according to the report. A portion of the three-story building collapsed and the blaze destroyed at least 24 condos.
WFAA reported that about 150 firefighters worked to clear debris as they searched for firefighter Wilson.
Two other Dallas firefighters, both with leg injuries, were taken to a local hospital and a resident was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, according to the report. No tenants were missing or seriously injured in the fire.
Wilson is survived by his wife, two sons and his mother, according to the report.