3 firefighters injured, 1 seriously, while fighting Fort Worth house fire Monday

Three Fort Worth firefighters were injured Monday while attempting to extinguish a blaze at a house in the 1200 block of East Cannon Street, according to MedStar and the Fire Department.

One of the firefighters is in serious condition. A spokesperson for MedStar told the Star-Telegram the two other firefighters sustained minor injuries. All three were transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

When Fire Department crews arrived at the scene about 6 p.m., they found fire coming through the roof of a two-story home, the department said in a statement on social media. The neighborhood is in southeast Fort Worth.

Conditions “changed dramatically” as firefighters battled the blaze, and the incident commander called for an evacuation and a shift to defensive operations, the department said.

A “mayday” was called as two firefighters — who were among the injured — bailed out of a second-story window, and a second alarm was declared.

The department dispatched 18 units, including five engines and one medic unit to treat firefighter burns.

The American Red Cross of Greater North Texas responded to help one displaced resident with emergency assistance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.