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Calif. firefighter engulfed in 4-alarm fire

Injured firefighter fell halfway through roof after edge of a ventilation hole collapsed

By Mark Gomez
The San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A veteran San Jose firefighter suffered serious burns Thursday when flames engulfed his hands and body while he battled a four-alarm blaze at a four-unit townhouse.

The firefighter — who was not identified — fell through a portion of the roof that had been cut open to fight the blaze.

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