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3 firefighters helped from wreckage of Dallas apartment fire

November 27, 2018

Texas firefighters are trying to contain a four-alarm fire at an apartment complex in northeast Dallas. Helicopter video shows thick smoke coming from the three-story building and part of the building collapsing. (Nov. 27)

DALLAS (AP) — Three Dallas firefighters are being treated for injuries after they became trapped in a burning apartment complex when a floor collapsed.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says a team of specially trained firefighters went into the structure Tuesday in northeast Dallas and pulled the three to safety.

Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. One resident of the three-story complex was treated for smoke inhalation.

The four-alarm blaze sent thick, black smoke billowing into the air and triggered a “Mayday” alert when the firefighters became trapped.

Video footage of the fire showed the building being reduced to rubble by the flames as firefighters worked to minimize damage to adjacent buildings.

The building that was destroyed appeared to contain dozens of apartments.

About 100 firefighters were called to the scene.

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