Apartment Fire Injures Firefighters, Displaces Residents


Photo by Nathan Hunsinger

Dallas firefighters are expected to make full recoveries after being injured in the line of duty Monday afternoon. Both firefighters were struck by debris falling from a collapsing balcony at an apartment fire.   

Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to the Windridge on the Parkway Apartments at 14350 Dallas Parkway, near Spring Valley Road, just after 4:30 Monday afternoon, for reports of a fire spreading through the building.  

Officials say the fire appears to have started in a lower apartment before spreading to the balcony of the unit above. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by 6 p.m. and contain the fire damage to two of the building’s eight apartments. However, the other six units suffered from smoke and water damage, and the residents were unable to return to their homes.  

It is not clear how many people were displaced by the fire, but the American Red Cross is aware of the situation and will provide aid.  

The cause of the fire is not currently known.  

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