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Dallas firefighters hurt in apartment inferno

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A three-story apartment building burned in Dallas on November 27, 2018. (KXAS via NBC News) A three-story apartment building burned in Dallas on November 27, 2018. (KXAS via NBC News)

DALLAS (AP) -- Three Dallas firefighters are being treated for injuries after they became trapped in a burning apartment complex when a floor collapsed.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says a team of specially trained firefighters went into the structure Tuesday in northeast Dallas and pulled the three to safety.

Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. One resident of the three-story complex was treated for smoke inhalation.

The four-alarm blaze sent thick, black smoke billowing into the air and triggered a "Mayday" alert when the firefighters became trapped.

Video footage of the fire showed the building being reduced to rubble by the flames as firefighters worked to minimize damage to adjacent buildings.

Dallas TV station KXAS reported that two dozen residences were destroyed in the fire, although the blaze was contained to one building. KXAS quoted officials as saying that buildings at Cambridge Park Condominiums are not equipped with sprinkler systems.

More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene.

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