Wednesday morning fire in North Dallas fatal for one person, firefighter suffered minor smoke inhalation
Dallas, Texas – Wednesday morning fire in North Dallas was fatal for one person who ended up trapped in the house, the fire department officials confirmed.
According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, the fire broke out in the early morning around 7 a.m. at a home located on Briaridge Road, which is in a neighborhood near Coit and Arapaho roads.
When fire crews arrived at the scene, a heavy black smoke was coming from the house and they were immediately told by neighbors that a woman was trapped inside.
The fire crews immediately went into the house, but due to the heavy fire and smoke, they are unable to reach her. Once they did, it was already too late.
The fire crews confirmed that another woman who was also inside in the house when the fire occurred managed to get out. He suffered burn injuries, but was in stable condition. He was transferred to hospital for further treatment.
While battling the flames, a firefighter briefly became trapped in the home. He suffered minor smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
“Anytime you get to a fire you have to make sure you maintain control because the adrenaline is flowing. But whenever there’s added circumstances like the possibility of someone still being inside you have to work that much harder to keep things under control so you can handle, so you can keep your mind focused on the task at hand,” said Jason Evans, a spokesman for Dallas Fire-Rescue.
The identity of the victim was not immediately released.
The investigation is ongoing and should reveal the cause of the fire.
Once more details are available, we will update the story!