Dallas Firefighter Stable After Suffering Burns in House Fire

A firefighter has been hospitalized with burn injuries suffered while battling a house fire in South Dallas, reports The Dallas Morning News.

The firefighter, who has not been identified, was taken to an undisclosed hospital in stable condition, spokesman Jason Evans said.

The firefighter was able to speak with medics as he was being taken from the scene, Evans said.

Firefighters responded to the fire about 6:50 p.m. at a home in the 4700 block of Chilton Drive, near North Jim Miller Road.

Smoke was coming from the roof in the back of the home when crews arrived, Evans said. A second-alarm was requested when the fire broke through the roof.

The house appeared to be destroyed. Three people who were inside when the fire broke were able to get out of the house before firefighters arrived.

The firefighter was injured as crews shifted from an offensive attack to a defensive position, Evans said, but he could give no specifics. Firefighters were still battling hot spots and hadn’t been able to get into the home to investigate.

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