7 firefighters injured at Dallas construction site

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 9:42 AM

Authorities say a fire at an apartment complex under construction in Dallas left seven firefighters injured.

Jason Evans, a spokesman for Dallas Fire-Rescue, told KRLD-AM that several of the firefighters were struck by debris and all suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The fire was reported shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. Evans says wind blowing through the complex fanned the flames overnight. He says part of a floor collapsed.

Fire crews remain at the scene of the burning, unoccupied units.

Investigators believe it could be an electrical fire.

Several calls by The Associated Press to Dallas-Fire Rescue weren't returned.