2 FDNY firefighters hurt in fatal house fire

The firefighters were transported to the hospital for minor injuries after battling the fire that killed Rita Sklar, who had been battling brain cancer


By FireRescue1 Staff

NEW YORK — Two firefighters were injured while battling a house fire that killed one resident.

NY Post reported that a fire crew responded to the burning home of Rita Sklar, who had been battling brain cancer.

“We heard a woman screaming,” neighbor David Wong said. “And then the fire department came, and a few minutes later, I saw [the firefighters] doing chest compressions trying to save her, and then they took her away. And later afternoon, I heard that she passed away unfortunately.”

The two firefighters were transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries, and the fire is currently under investigation.

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