Firefighters Treated After Battling House Fire

Four firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion

By Ben Russell
|  Monday, Jul 23, 2012  |  Updated 12:13 PM CDT
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Four Dallas firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion after battling an overnight apartment fire.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Four Dallas firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion after battling an overnight apartment fire.

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Firefighters Treated for Heat Exhaustion

Four firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion while battling a house fire in Dallas Monday morning.
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Four Dallas firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion after battling a house fire overnight Monday.

The fire was reported in the 2500-block of Beechmont Drive in east Dallas at about 3:30 a.m.

Flames were seen coming from the home when the first fire trucks arrived, according to the supervisor on the scene. The homeowner had already left the house.

Because of the high heat and humidity, four firefighters were treated on the scene, the supervisor said.

Temperatures were in the low 80s at the time of the fire, the Associated Press reported.

One of the men could be seen on a stretcher, being loaded onto an ambulance and holding an ice pack to his neck, according to NBC 5's Ben Russell.

Extra crews were called in for assistance to allow the firefighters already on the scene to get some relief, the supervisor said.

Investigators said an electrical short in the attic started the fire.  Damage is estimated at about $125,000.

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