Two Dallas firefighters injured in (another) fire at old Valley View Mall

At 4:37 a.m. this morning, Dallas Fire-Rescue units were assigned to a 911 call for a structure fire at the old Valley View Center, located at 13331 Preston Road, in North Dallas.

First arriving firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions in the abandoned shopping center, and a second alarm was quickly requested.

During the course of operations, firefighters became trapped by the fire, but they were quickly rescued and removed from the structure. One sustained undisclosed burn injuries while the other sustained an injury of the musculoskeletal variety. Neither of the firefighters’ injuries were life-threatening, but both members were taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Fire operations are currently defensive, and the operation is still ongoing with developing details.

Currently the cause of the fire is undetermined.