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Rochester firefighter injured in early morning house fire

Rochester firefighter injured in early morning house fire

April 14, 2019 10:48 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - One Rochester firefighter is recovering from a leg injury received during a call early Sunday morning.

Deputy Chief David Kaltenbach said that a call came in at just before 2 a.m. of a house fire on Seward Street.

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Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the rear side of the two-and-a-half story house.

Kaltenbach confirmed that a firefighter fell through the floor of the house while fighting the blaze and was briefly trapped. The firefighter was rescued by a Rapid Intervention Crew and transported by ambulance to Highland Hospital.

The firefighter was treated and released from the hospital but remains off duty for recovery and a follow-up evaluation. 

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Tim Hansen

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