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Three Fort Worth firefighters injured in house fire

Three Fort Worth firefighters injured in house fire

Three Fort Worth firefighters injured in house fire

A house fire Monday night in Fort Worth trapped three firefighters upstairs and forced two of them to jump out a window to escape the flames, the department said.

All three firefighters were taken to a hospital and one remained as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Craig Trojacek.

Trojacek said firefighters were dispatched to the 1200 block of East Cannon Street shortly before 6 p.m. and arrived to find a two-story home engulfed in flames.

Several firefighters entered the house, Trojacek said. While three firefighters were on the second floor, the fire took a “drastic change,” leaving them trapped upstairs.

Trojacek said two of the firefighters jumped out of a window and climbed onto the roof of a garage adjacent to the window. Because of damage to the garage roof in the fire, one firefighter fell, but the other was able to reach a ladder and climb down, Trojacek said. The third firefighter later escaped the fire by going to the window and climbing down the ladder, Trojacek said.

The three firefighters were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, according to a department Facebook post. Two were released Monday night, while the third firefighter remained in the hospital Tuesday in stable condition, Trojacek said.

According to the Facebook post, one resident was displaced by the fire and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.