Two Dallas Firefighters Injured While Responding to Blaze at Old Valley View Mall

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Two Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighters were hurt while responding to a fire at the old Valley View Mall in Dallas on Thursday morning.

According to officials, the fire broke out near 13331 Preston Road before 5 a.m.

Officials said when firefighters arrived, they encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions in the abandoned shopping center and requested a second alarm response.

While fighting the fire, firefighters became trapped by the fire, but they were quickly rescued and removed from the structure, officials said.

According to officials, one firefighter sustained undisclosed burn injuries while another sustained an injury of the musculoskeletal variety.

Officials said neither of the firefighters’ injuries was life-threatening, but both were taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

This is the second time the old Valley View Mall structure has caught fire. The abandoned building first caught fire in February 2023, just over a month ago.

The Dallas mall is set for demolition and the developer has until the summer to tear the building down.

Much of the former mall on I-635 LBJ Freeway at Preston Road is already demolished.

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