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Firefighter killed in Dallas blaze

By CNN Staff
updated 3:54 PM EDT, Mon May 20, 2013
Firefighter Stanley Wilson was killed Monday during a six-alarm blaze at a Dallas condominium complex.
Firefighter Stanley Wilson was killed Monday during a six-alarm blaze at a Dallas condominium complex.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The city's fire department classifies the blaze in northeast Dallas as a six-alarm fire
  • Two firefighters are injured, but are expected to be OK
  • At least five residents were rescued

(CNN) -- A firefighter was killed Monday during a six-alarm blaze at a Dallas condominium complex, the city's fire department said.

He was one of a team responding to the blaze at the Hearthwood North Condominiums, in northeast Dallas, when he became trapped in the building.

Jason Evans, spokesman for Dallas Fire Rescue, identified the firefighter as Stanley Wilson. The fire has been classified as a six-alarm blaze for several reasons, the department said, including the search for Wilson.

"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."

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 were rescued from the building, the department said. The Red Cross has been called to help displaced residents.

The cause of Wilson's death is under investigation.

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