2 Tenn. firefighters escape injury in roof collapse

The mayday call was in effect for 35-40 seconds; they were able to get up and walk away without injury


Knoxville News Sentinel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Two Knoxville firefighters escaped unharmed when a section of roof collapsed on them while battling an apartment fire just east of downtown Monday night.

All of the tenants inside the 12-unit, three-story building at Green Hills Apartments, 1837 Riverside Drive, made it out safely when flames erupted from the top floor shortly after 7 p.m., Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran said.

Eleven of the units were rented, although it was not immediately known how many people were inside at the time. Fire crews quickly converged on the building when the two firefighters radioed for help after the roof caved in.

Full story: Two KFD firefighters unharmed during roof collapse in fire

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