3 Pa. firefighters injured; 2 in crash responding to firehouse
Two firefighters were injured after getting into a minor crash on their way to the fire; another was hurt by an exploding propane tank
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PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Three firefighters were injured responding to a house fire Monday night.
CBS Pittsburgh reported that the two firefighters were injured after getting into a minor crash on their way to the fire. A third firefighter was injured by an exolding propane tank, according to the report.
“We got called out to a dryer fire,” said Assistant Fire Chief Mark Gibas. “I was the first one on the scene...had heavy fire and smoke out the rear of the structure. It quickly spread into the garage, to a vehicle and that spread it into the rest of the home.”
A man and his twins who were home at the time escaped serious injury, according to the report.