Woman killed, man critically injured in north Dallas house fire

On Thursday, November 9th, at 7:08 p.m., Dallas Fire-Rescue units responded to a 911 call for a structure fire at a home, located on the 12200 block of Schroeder Road, in Northeast Dallas.

When firefighters arrived at the one-story residence, they observed smoke coming from the front windows of the home. A neighbor who had already attempted to go into the house, informed first arriving companies that occupants were possibly still inside, so they deployed hand lines and made their way inside while simultaneously conducting search and rescue and suppression operations.

During their efforts, they found the unresponsive body of an adult female, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. They also pulled an adult male from the house and immediately took him to a rescue unit where medics began life-saving measures, to include CPR administration, before transporting him to a local hospital where his condition is unknown.

There were no other occupants in the house at the time of the fire and no other injuries reported in association with the incident. While searching for the occupants, firefighters were able to find and knock down a bedroom fire relatively fast; declaring an “out taps” on the fire at 7:37 p.m.

The cause of the fire will be listed as undetermined pending the Medical Examiner’s final ruling on the victim’s cause of death.