Fires Injure Dallas Firefighter; Displace Arlington Residents

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A couple of large fires in Dallas and Arlington left families scrambling for shelter. One firefighter was injured in a blaze that destroyed a home on the 4700 block of Chilton Drive in Southeast Dallas. (Published Saturday, May 3, 2014)

    A couple of large fires in Dallas and Arlington left families scrambling for shelter.

    One firefighter was injured in a blaze that destroyed a home on the 4700 block of Chilton Drive in Southeast Dallas.

    Three people were inside at the time of the fire and all escaped safely.  The firefighter was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital after suffering burn injuries. He was listed in stable condition on Saturday night.

    "Anytime we have a firefighter that goes down, we treat it with the utmost urgency," said Jason Evans, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesperson.

    Earlier in the afternoon, about 50 Arlington firefighters responded to a blaze near the University of Texas at Arlington campus

    Five units of the South Campus Apartments in the 600 block of Causley Avenue were badly damaged. A total of 13 units were affected. UT-Arlington students are among the victims.

    "I've got finals next week, my military gear is burnt," said Victor Barbosa. "I'm supposed to move in about 13 days, [that's] not happening."

    The American Red Cross is helping residents affected by the Arlington fire.