Fort Worth

July 4, 2014

2 Fort Worth firefighters hurt in roof collapse

Five family members escaped the early morning blaze unharmed.

Two Fort Worth firefighters escaped serious injuries Friday when part of a ceiling and roof collapsed during a house fire.

Jimmy Gray, 44, and Dallas Murr, 39, freed themselves from the debris and crawled out of the kitchen, Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Tim Hardeman said.

They were treated for possible head and neck injuries at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and released.

Gray is a 14-year veteran and Murr a nine-year veteran.

Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after 4:30 a.m. in the 7500 block of Woodfield Road in east Fort Worth.

A female resident told firefighters that a neighbor knocked on the door and said the house was on fire. She said she didn’t believe him at first because she couldn’t see flames.

She saw the fire when she stepped outside. Five family members — two adults and three children — escaped unharmed, officials said.

The fire destroyed a garage and burned off half the roof. The cause was under investigation, and a damage estimate was unavailable.

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