Behind the smoke… behind the fire… there was confusion, flawed communications and a sense that things were getting out of control.
The Dallas apartment fire had been burning for more than an hour. The search for trapped victims had been completed. It was time to clear the place, fight the blaze from the outside rather than the inside, and turn on the ladder pipes – huge, crane-like hoses capable of spewing tons of water onto the top of the building.
The Dallas Fire-Rescue Department is investigating the events of a deadly morning in May when five firefighters were ordered back into a burning building three times and one firefighter lost his life.
Hundreds of mourners packed Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas on Saturday to say good-bye to firefighter Stanley Wilson.
A funeral will be held this weekend for Stanley Wilson, a veteran Dallas firefighter who died after being trapped while battling a blaze at a condominium complex.
CBS 11 News has learned federal agents are now investigating the six-alarm condominium fire in which a Dallas firefighter was trapped and killed.
It was an emotional scene: Dallas firefighters saluting their fallen brother as they carried the body of 51 year old year old Stanley Wilson out of the rubble.