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2 firefighters thrown down stairs during flashover

The firefighters escaped serious injury suffering a concussion and fractured ankle

By FireRescue1 Staff

TROY, N.Y. — Two N.Y. firefighters were injured after a house fire flashed over Sunday night.

While responding to a fire on the second-floor of the home, firefighters were ordered to pull back when all the combustible material in one of the rooms suddenly burst into flames, according to the Times Union.

Chief Tom Garrett said, "the fire basically exploded" and sent two firefighters flying down the stairs.

Firefighter Dave Judge was taken to the hospital for a suspected concussion and Lt. Robert Sleicher was treated for a fractured ankle.

No civilians were injured in the blaze and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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