VIDEO: Dallas firefighter seriously injured after burning building collapses onto him
The Dallas Fire-Rescue has released additional information on their firefighter who suffered serious injuries this morning during a fire.
At around 1:49AM, Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at a building in the 2600 block of Walnut Hill Lane (northwest Dallas).
As one firefighter attempted to gain access to the building using hand tools, a part of the burning building and roof collapsed onto him, knocking him down and engulfing him in the flames.
He was able to crawl away from the flames. Additional firefighters came to his aid. He was transported to Parkland Hospital with serious injuries.
“He is being admitted to Parkland Hospital for an undisclosed time, after suffering significant injuries to his back, foot as well as some minor burns to his neck; all of which are non-life-threatening.” He is in stable condition, but has a long road to recovery.
He has been with Dallas Fire-Rescue for 28 years.
Here is a video of the incident which was tweeted to DFW Scanner by one of our followers. The video may be disturbing to some viewers. Luckily, he will be OK. A close call.
We rarely see how brave our first responders are. This is the fire on Walnut Hill Friday morning. I didn't even realize what I was seeing until later. #firefighterbravery @DFWscanner pic.twitter.com/ARGHpxJ7BZ— Jim Willits (@jimwillits) February 14, 2020