Firefighter Trapped, Killed in 6-Alarm Blaze

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A firefighter became trapped and lost his life while battling this large fire in Dallas, Texas.
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DALLAS (CNN)-

The body of a firefighter trapped inside a burning condominium complex in Dallas was removed from the rubble early Monday morning.

Firefighters initiated a search for the responder at the complex in northeast Dallas after he radioed that he was trapped, according to CBS11 in Dallas-Fort Worth.

“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.”

The fire has been classified as a six-alarm blaze for several reasons, the department said, including the search. About 150 firefighters were on the scene.

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

The identity of the killed firefighters is not being released at this time.

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