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Conn. firefighter pinned by collapse during fire

A Woodbury firefighter was quickly rescued after he was caught in a floor collapse


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By Justin Muszynski
Hartford Courant

WOODBURY, Conn. — A firefighter was rescued from a house fire in Woodbury on Sunday after becoming trapped for about 20 minutes when the second floor of the home collapsed.

Three other firefighters were in the home and make it out safely when the floor collapsed following the report of a house fire on Ridgewood Road Extension at about 2:30 p.m., according to the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire officials said the firefighter who became trapped was pinned under the floor and had to wait about 23 minutes for rescue efforts. He made an effort to conserve his air supply by breathing lightly while his rescue was being carried out, according to fire officials.

The firefighter was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. Fire officials said he appeared in good condition with no serious injuries and was expected to be kept under observation overnight.

No other injuries were reported, as a resident of the home and a pet made it out safely before firefighters arrived.

The blaze was put out after the home sustained damages making it unsuitable for living.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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