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2 NY firefighters injured in commercial fire

One Cheektowaga firefighter became dehydrated and another suffered a cut on his arm while fighting a fire in a storage facility

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Firefighters work to extinguish a commercial structure fire in Cheektowaga, New York, on July 15.

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By Jessie Forand

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — Two firefighters needed medical attention during a July 15 fire in a building being used for storage.

WGRZ reported that one firefighter was dehydrated and another was cut on his arm during the fire in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Both were taken to a nearby hospital, Cheektowaga Police Assistant Chief Brian Gould said.

Ten volunteer departments in Cheektowaga and others providing mutual aid worked at the early morning fire.

The building involved was torn down by an excavator because there were parts of it that crews couldn’t safely reach without risking ceiling collapse.

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