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3 Firefighters Rescued After Being Trapped In Dallas Apartment Fire

Dallas Fire-Rescue
About 100 firefighters worked a four-alarm fire Tuesday morning in Lake Highlands.

Three Dallas firefighters are being treated for injuries after they became trapped in a burning apartment complex when a floor collapsed.


Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says a team of specially trained firefighters went into the structure Tuesday in Lake Highlands and pulled the three to safety.


Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. One resident of the three-story complex was treated for smoke inhalation.


The four-alarm fire sent thick, black smoke billowing into the air and triggered a "Mayday" alert when the firefighters became trapped.


Video footage of the fire showed the building being reduced to rubble by the flames as firefighters worked to minimize damage to adjacent buildings.


The building that was destroyed appeared to contain dozens of apartments.

About 100 firefighters were called to the scene.

The American Red Cross says workers have assisted around 60 people displaced by the fire.