Veteran Dallas Firefighter Killed in Six-Alarm Blaze

The body of a missing Dallas firefighter has been found after he was trapped in six-alarm condo fire.

The blaze at the Hearthwood Condominium complex at 12363 Abrams Road had smoke billowing through the roof of the complex when the first fire crews arrived at the scene at 2:52 a.m.

Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue said firefighters initially started to attack the fire offensively, but after the fire grew too quickly, crews moved to a defensive attack.

Evans told NBC 5's Kendra Lyn that the missing firefighter used his radio to say he was trapped inside and did not know where he was. Evans says crews had not been able to reach the firefighter by radio since that last message at 5 a.m. Monday.

The body was removed by stretcher from the rubble of the complex, flanked on either side by saluting firefighters that had removed their helmets. The stretcher was loaded into a Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance that left the scene with a police escort but did not activate lights or sirens.

Fire crews had to pull back on fighting the flames of the massive fire while they searched for the firefighter. Flames were still visible even while crews searched the area.

Evans also said the huge fire was keeping crews from searching the building for any injured or trapped residents inside the building.

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