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, 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.