Dallas (TX) Apartment Fire Injures Seven, Including Four Firefighters

Multiple ambulances were on the scene for both injured residents and first responders.

Video via fox4news.com

Four firefighters and three residents were injured this morning during an explosion at an apartment complex in Oak Cliff (TX), reports fox4news.com. Three of the firefighters are in critical condition.

The video from fox4news.com shows smoke coming from the roof of a two-story building that had partially collapsed in the Highland Hills Apartments near Interstate 45 and Simpson Stuart Road. Debris was scattered around the corner of the building near the collapse.

Crews were on the scene initially for a possible natural gas leak, after residents reported a strong gas smell. While firefighters were investigating, the explosion occurred, according to the report.

Atmos Energy and hazmat crews were called to the scene, the report says. Local, state, and federal agencies will be investigating the cause of the explosion.

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