6 hurt in Dallas apartment building collapse after natural gas explosion

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DALLAS (KXAN) — Four firefighters and two residents were hurt when a southeast Dallas apartment building partially collapsed following a natural gas explosion and fire Wednesday morning, according to NBC sister station KXAS.

The apartment is at the Highland Hills apartment complex, which is on the 5700 block of Highland Hills Drive near Paul Quinn College. Dallas Fire reported it arrived to check out reports of a gas smell around 10:21 a.m. By 10:30 a.m., an explosion led to the collapse of part of the building.

A fire at the Highland Hills Apartments in Dallas Sept. 29, 2021 (KXAS Photo)
A fire at the Highland Hills Apartments in Dallas Sept. 29, 2021 (KXAS Photo)

Video from the scene shows windows exploded outward and damage to one of the two-story buildings in the complex. It’s not known how many people have been displaced from the building.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson asked for people to pray for the firefighters and those who were injured, Tweeting, “This is a terrible situation.”

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