Texas Firefighter Dies Battling Condo Blaze

A Texas firefighter died early Monday while battling a six-alarm condominium fire.

The fire broke out early Monday.

DALLAS (May 20, 2013)--Dallas firefighters Monday recovered the body of a fellow firefighter who said in his last radio transmission he was trapped in a burning condominium.

A U.S. flag covered the firefighter's body when it was removed from the rubble of the condo Monday morning.

Officials later identified the fallen firefighter as Stanley Wilson, 51.

He had been a Dallas firefighter for 28 years.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said Wilson was a hero who laid down his life for citizens.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says two other firefighters were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Two residents were treated for minor smoke inhalation.

Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire, which was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Monday at the three-story complex in northeast Dallas.

Most of the fire was out by dawn as firefighters searched the smoldering debris.

The body was found and removed about six hours after the fire started.

Officials say at least two-dozen condo units were damaged.

At the height of the blaze, about 150 firefighters were at the scene.

They rescued at least five residents from the burning complex.


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