Dallas, TX - At 2:59 A.M. on April 18th, Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call for a structure fire at a residence located in the 6900 block of Redstart Lane, near White Rock Lake in Northeast Dallas.
When firefighters arrived, they could see flames rolling from the front door and window of the home. There were two residents inside the home, a husband and his wife, along with a dog when the fire began. Though the wife had made it to safety, the husband and dog were still trapped inside.
During the course of the offensive attack, firefighters were able to locate the unresponsive body of the husband and pulled him from a window. The firefighters immediately began life-saving measures, including CPR, before taking him to a local hospital, where he was ultimately pronounced deceased. The dog was also found inside, but could not be saved.
According to the homeowner, she was asleep in a back bedroom when something woke her up. At that point, she saw smoke coming into the bedroom. She called for her husband, but was unable to find him. After finding fire in the front office of the home, she attempted to put it out with a small water container. After no success, she called for her husband one last time before being forced, by smoke and fire conditions, to exit the home. The fire engulfed the office, spread down the hall and into the living room, where it vented out of the front door. The majority of the house and its contents sustained major damage before it was finally extinguished.
Investigators believe that the fire may have originated in the office located at the front of the home, but the exact cause is still undetermined, pending the Medical Examiner's ruling on a cause of death.
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