Firefighter trapped in six-alarm blaze at Dallas condo

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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:57am

A firefighter was trapped early Monday in a six-alarm blaze at a Dallas condominium complex, the city's fire department said.

A search is on for the firefighter, one of a team responding to the blaze at the Hearthwood North Condominiums, in northeast Dallas.

"When firefighters arrived at the location, there was lots of smoke coming from the roof of a three-story condominium building," the department said. "An offensive fire attack was initially attempted, but the fire was growing too quickly and caused them to have to move out for a defensive attack."

The fire has been classified as a six-alarm blaze for several reasons, the department said, including the search.

Two residents were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. Two injured firefighters were taken to a hospital and are expected to recover.

At least five residents have been rescued, the department said. The Red Cross has been called to help displaced residents.

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