Firefighter collapses at scene of Cockrell Hill house fire

Firefighter collapses

Credit: Cockrell Hill Fire Department

The Cockrell Hill Fire Department provided this photo of a two-alarm house fire early Saturday morning at which Battalion Chief Kevin Devine collapsed.

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Posted on January 5, 2013 at 10:35 PM

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COCKRELL HILL — A Cockrell Hill firefighter was hospitalized early Saturday morning after collapsing at the scene of a two-alarm house fire.

The blaze at a one-story residence in the 3700 block of West Clarendon Drive was reported at 2:30 a.m., and Cockrell Hill units called for mutual aid from their Dallas colleagues.

After Cockrell Hill Battalion Chief Kevin Devine collapsed, firefighter Richard Rock came to his aid before Devine could be rushed to Methodist Dallas Medical Center for treatment.

Devine was admitted for smoke inhalation and possible cardiac issues related to the intensity of the fire, according to a written statement from the Cockrell Hill Fire Department. The department added that Devine was hoping to be released from the hospital on Sunday.

No other injuries were reported. The house on Clarendon Drive was said to be a total loss.

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