Wash. firefighter recovering at home after falling through floor

Lt. Cody Burton fell through a floor at a house fire and was treated for five broken ribs and a punctured lung


By Donald Myers
Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima firefighter injured in an April 1 house fire has been released from the hospital.

Lt. Cody Burton was hurt when he fell through a floor at a house fire on 1510 Cornell Ave., Yakima fire officials said. Burton, who was treated for five broken ribs and a punctured lung, will be recovering at home, Capt. Jeff Pfaff said in a news release.

The fire was the second one at the vacant home in two days, and has been deemed suspicious by fire officials. A third fire that damaged part of a fourplex at 1113 Jefferson Ave. at 9 a.m. Saturday. That fire started outside the building and damaged two units, displacing 10 people, according to the fire department.

Fire officials said that fire was suspicious and is being investigated.

 

GOOD NEWS! Yakima Fire Lt. Cody Burton is back home and on the mend after suffering broken ribs and a punctured lung while responding to a house fire.

Posted by KAPP-KVEW Local News on Thursday, April 5, 2018

 

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