Dallas firefighter dies after fall through roof

August 15, 2011 4:12:06 AM PDT
A veteran Dallas firefighter has died after falling through the roof of a burning structure.

Dallas Fire-Rescue has identified the victim as 41-year-old Lt. Todd Krodle.

Authorities say Krodle, who'd been with the department since September 1993, fell Sunday afternoon while fighting an apartment complex blaze. He was pronounced dead at a Dallas hospital.

Investigators say no residents were hurt in the fire, which was blamed on an electrical malfunction in a first-floor unit of the two-story complex.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says Krodle was a brave man who died doing the dangerous job he loved.

Krodle leaves behind a wife and two children.

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