Dallas firefighter hurt after falling from ladder during apartment fire

A Dallas firefighter was hurt while trying to rescue people in an apartment fire Tuesday morning.

The fire happened at the Legends on Lake Highlands Apartments on East Lake Highlands Drive and Northwest Highway, not far from White Rock Lake.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said once firefighters arrived they were told some residents were still inside the burning two-story building.

Several firefighters began attacking the smoke and flames while others worked to rescue the trapped residents.

One firefighter was injured after falling from a ladder while rescuing a woman. He was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay, Evans said.

Two residents were also hospitalized with burns and a third person was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Investigators determined the fire started in the kitchen of one of the apartments.  A total of four units suffered damage.

The apartment management is helping all the displaced residents.

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