20 FDNY firefighters hurt while battling blaze
Officials said four of the firefighters suffered serious injuries while putting out a massive blaze that broke out at a fire marshal’s house
By FireRescue1 Staff
NEW YORK — Twenty firefighters were injured Saturday while battling a massive blaze.
CBS New York reported that 250 FDNY firefighters were working to extinguish a blaze that broke out at a fire marshal’s home and spanned five houses.
“One of the houses is one of our fire marshals’. Fortunately, his family and his baby were down at the Jersey Shore for the weekend, but he was at work to come home and find that his house was destroyed,” Chief of Department James Leonard said.
Four of the firefighters suffered serious injuries, including one who suffered a chest injury after a stairway collapsed on him.
Officials said the fire is currently under investigation, but does not appear to be suspicious.