Posted on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 9:56 pm
Rochester, NY (April 14, 2019) – A firefighter was responding to a house fire this morning around 2:00 a.m. on Seward Street when he fell through a floor and was injured.
Many firefighters responded to the fire and saw smoke coming out of the two-story home. Firefighters worked to contain the fire to the rear portion of the home.
Shortly after fighting the fire, a mayday was declared. A firefighter became trapped after falling through a floor in the home. The firefighter was extricated by a crew working in the area.
The firefighter, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital with a leg injury. He will be off duty for some time.
The investigation into the cause of the fire continues.
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We would like to extend our sympathies to those involved in this fire and hope that the firefighter involved will receive a full recovery. We would also like to take this time to extend our gratitude to the firefighters who take risks to save our lives every day in New York. New York fires tend to be injurious and fatal in nature, which is why it is imperative to have an experienced attorney on your side if you are going through a difficult time following a fire.
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