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Irving fireman to be released from hospital today

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One of the two Irving firemen injured in a three alarm apartment fire Saturday evening should be released from the hospital Sunday afternoon according to Assistant Fire Chief Rusty Wilson.

The two firemen were injured fighting a three alarm apartment fire at the Eagle Crest Apartments in the 3800 block of Esters Road. Wilson says one of the men was burned. That firefighter was released from the hospital Saturday evening. The second fireman fell when a railing gave way. Wilson says that man is scheduled to be released from the hospital Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Wilson says investigators plan to get a map of lightning strikes early next week to determine if a lightning bolt set the roof of the apartment building on fire. The Assistant Chief says when firemen first arrived at the apartment complex, flames were coming from the roof. A second alarm was called to help prevent the fire from spreading. Wilson says the third alarm was sounded when the two firefighters were injured.

There were no injuries to apartment residents.


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