A person has died and another has been seriously injured in a house fire a MedStar spokesman described as “intense.”
The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Shropshire Street in southeast Fort Worth, authorities said.
People were trapped inside the house, a Fort Worth police spokesman said.
Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl said the surviving victim was transported to a local hospital with burns.
One firefighter was injured to his leg while inside the house, fighting the fire. The firefighter was transported to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, he said.
The victims have not been identified.
“The fire was pretty intense, so it could have been either smoke (inhalation) or burns” that killed one victim, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.
Police, arson investigators and the Tarrant County medical examiner are investigating the cause of the fire, the identity of the victim and the cause of death of the victim, Drivdahl said.
This is a developing story and will be updated.