Residents jump from burning Dallas apartment building

Published: Nov. 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM EST
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Dozens of people in Dallas, Texas are without a home this Thanksgiving Day - after a fire ripped through their apartment complex early Wednesday.

Video recorded by a witness captured the intense flames shooting out of the apartment building's third floor around 7 a.m. while some tenants were still in bed.

At least six people, including a couple with small child, were trapped and hanging outside windows.

A mattress was pulled from a first floor apartment to help cushion the fall as people jumped to safety.

Survivors credit quick thinking and bravery by bystanders and six Dallas police officers who were first on the scene and made sure everyone got out alive.

Dallas firefighters were able to contain the damage to one building. But authorities determined that one building had to be demolished.

Two residents were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and one firefighter was treated for minor burns.

As for the cause of the fire - it has not yet been determined.

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