FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Two firefighters were injured while battling a blaze at a home in Fort Worth on Friday morning. The fire started at around 5:30 a.m. in the 7500 block of Woodfield Road, in the eastern part of the city.
According to officials with the Fort Worth Fire Department, the two firefighters were momentarily pinned down after a partial roof collapse. The firefighters were taken to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth as a precaution. They were complaining of some neck and back pain, but they are both expected to be just fine.
The Fort Worth Fire Department later identified these two firefighters as 44-year-old Jimmy Gray — a 14-year veteran — and 39-year-old Dallas Murr — a 9-year veteran. They were among the first workers to arrive at the scene.
There were no other injuries caused by the fire.
The young family that lives at the home was able to escape from the flames safely. Five people and the family dog were inside when the fire first began. They were planning to wake up early on Friday morning for a trip to San Antonio.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Fire officials stated that it began in the home’s garage, but then moved back into other parts of the structure.
There were working smoke detectors in the home, which sounded just as a neighbor started banging on the front door.
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