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Dallas firefighter killed in six-alarm condo fire

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A Dallas firefighter was killed Monday after being trapped inside a large apartment fire in northeast Dallas.

Stanley Wilson, who had been with Dallas Fire for 28 years, died after becoming trapped in the building while fighting the intense blaze.

The six-alarm fire began around 3:00 a.m. at a complex in the 12000 block of Abrams Road.

Wilson was one of the more than 100 firefighters who rushed out to the apartment and was last heard from around 5:30 a.m. according to a spokesman.

Firefighters created a line when the body was removed and saluted as the firefighter was taken out. The body was covered in an American flag.

Jason Evans of Dallas Fire-Rescue is among those who knew Wilson, and heard his pre-dawn call for help.

"It's not something you ever want to hear," Evans said. "And you won't ever forget it."

Wilson, who graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 1980, is survived by his wife and two sons.

When firefighters arrived on the scene early Monday morning they used a ladder to rescue at least five people stuck in their third floor apartments. One woman suffered minor smoke inhalation but did not have to go to the hospital.

One rescue involved members of the Urban Search and Rescue Team, who heard someone call out from underneath the rubble of the building while the fire was still raging.

The team found a young boy who had found a small space to shelter and call out for help. He was rescued and reunited with his family.

Two other firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and are expected to be okay.

Most of the building is destroyed and the Red Cross is helping people who have been displaced.

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