Firefighter killed, 2 hurt in San Antonio blaze
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Two other firefighters were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released by the hospitals, but Hood said both were expected to be OK.
"We had firefighters who fought fire desperately tonight to try to save their friend's life," he said.
The fire broke out at the shopping center on the city's northwest side, just after 9 p.m. CT on Thursday.
More than 60 fire units responded to the blaze, which quickly damaged multiple units within the shopping center.
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Firefighters formed two columns and saluted as an ambulance departed the scene just after midnight Friday morning.
Fighting back tears, the chief asked San Antonio to lift up the San Antonio Fire Department community.
"I'd like to ask the citizens of San Antonio to give us your prayers tonight, because we're hurting. But we're gonna continue to do the good job we always do," he said.
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