Weekend Fires Kill One, Injure Several Others

Faulty wiring and people trying to stay warm are being blamed for deadly fires over the weekend that killed one person and injured several others.

Investigators said faulty wiring caused a one-alarm fatal fire in Dallas on Sunday morning on the 6000-block of Menger Avenue ust after 10 a.m.

Firefighters were able quickly put out the fire, though a collapsed ceiling made it difficult for firefighters to search through the house afterward. While conducting that search, the body of an elderly woman was found under a pile of debris in a bedroom.

The woman's identity has not yet been revealed.

Couple, Small Child Rescued From Dallas Apartment Fire
An apartment complex fire in suburban Dallas left two adults and a small child in critical condition.

Authorities said Sunday the two-alarm blaze in Mesquite spread through 22 units. A man, woman and small child were transported to nearby hospitals after being rescued from their third-floor residence.

Investigators said the blaze appeared to have started in a first-floor unit, and might have been caused by tenants trying to stay warm in an apartment without electricity.

The American Red Cross was contacted to provide help for displaced residents.

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