A fire broke out Tuesday morning at a condo building in far northeast Dallas, leading to multiple evacuations and injuring three firefighters who were briefly trapped.
The fire started around 9:15 a.m. at the Cambridge Park Condominiums in the 11400 block of Audelia Road, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said.
Heavy smoke poured from the three-story building, and flames shot through the roof, officials said. It took about 100 firefighters four hours to extinguish the four-alarm blaze.
Yolando Ocampo had no idea there was a fire and just escaped unscathed, her face caked in soot from the smoke.
“When I opened the door, it was black,” she told KDFW-TV (Fox 4). “I was super scared. I’m still, like, trembling.”
At one point, a “mayday” call went out because three firefighters found themselves trapped on the second floor after a floor collapsed. They were rescued and evaluated by medical personnel, Evans said.
Their injuries were not life-threatening, and they were “expected to be okay,” he added. Two of the three were discharged from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, while the third remained for observation.