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.
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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.
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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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