By CBSDFW.com Staff

DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — While on his way to work, an off-duty Dallas firefighter rescued two people from a burning Dallas home early Saturday morning.

At 5:35 a.m. Oct. 30, Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a home fire call located on the 800 block of East Ninth Street. When firefighters arrived, they found two occupants of the home in the front yard with burn injuries.

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Both occupants were immediately attended to and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. Neither of their conditions are known at this time.

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According to reports, the occupants were rescued by an off-duty Dallas firefighter who noticed the fire while driving into work and ran in. He has asked to remain unidentified.

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Investigators determined the fire began in the living room of the first floor and was “incendiary in nature.” The suspect — who has not been identified — was been arrested and charged with arson.

CBSDFW.com Staff