Mayday: SC firefighter rescued after roof collapses
The firefighter was pulling plywood from the home, which caused charred planks to fall on top of him
By FireRescue1 Staff
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. — A firefighter was injured Oct. 31 when the roof of a burning home collapsed on top of him.
The Aiken Standard reported the firefighter was attempting to pry plywood from the home, which caused the roof to collapse. After a mayday call was sent out, colleagues rescued the firefighter and he was transported to the hospital.
Midland Valley Fire Chief Sean Johnson said the firefighter sustained a leg injury, but is expected to recover.
“When he pulled on the plywood, the porch came out,” Chief Johnson said. “He was up underneath that rubble; we had to pull him out. We couldn’t see him.”
There were no other injuries; the cause of the fire has not been determined yet.