LAFD firefighter injured in fall during post-fire operations

Video shows the firefighter being hoisted from a lower level after the fall and later loaded into an ambulance


By FireRescue1 Staff

A Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firefighter and a civilian were injured at an apartment complex fire in the Westlake District Tuesday evening.

After fire broke out in a two-story fourplex, a man jumped from the second story and sustained a minor injury. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

A firefighter fell and suffered a moderate injury, requiring crews to hoist the firefighter from a lower level.
A firefighter fell and suffered a moderate injury, requiring crews to hoist the firefighter from a lower level.

After crews extinguished the fire, a firefighter fell and suffered a moderate injury, according to KTLA. The firefighter was bruised but conscious and alert.

NBC Los Angeles video shows the firefighter being loaded into an ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

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