Calif. firefighter injured in condo blaze

The firefighter was involved with a roof operation for ventilation when he fell 12 to 15 feet


By Jessica Kwong
The Orange County Register

FULLERTON, Calif. —  A Fullerton firefighter who fell while battling a fire at a two-story condominium early Sunday is expected to make a full recovery.

The firefighter was involved in a roof operation for ventilation when he fell 12 to 15 feet from the roof of a second story building at 1524 Welldow Lane onto the adjacent roof of a single-story building around 2:15 a.m., Fire Department Battalion Chief John Stokes said.

The fire, reported around 2 a.m. and out within half an hour, started in the kitchen and spread into the bedroom upstairs and remains under investigation, Stokes said. No one in the single-family home was injured.

The firefighter suffered soft tissue injuries and cuts.

“He should have full recovery,” Stokes said.

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