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3 Ohio firefighters injured in house fire

During an evacuation, there was a flashover or collapse and one firefighter fell down a flight of stairs, according to Springfield Assistant Chief Matthew Smith


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Cliff Pinckard

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Three firefighters were injured Sunday while battling a house fire near Dayton, and one was flown to a hospital, reports say.

Matthew Smith, the assistant chief for the Springfield Fire Department, tells WHIO Channel 7 that the firefighter flown to the hospital reportedly fell down a flight of stairs while trying to get out of the house after being ordered to evacuate.

“They were ordered to evacuate,” Smith tells WHIO. “During the evacuation, there was either a flashover or a collapse.”

The other two firefighters had minor injures, the Dayton Daily News reports. They were treated and released at the hospital.

The Daily News reports four adults and a dog who lived in the home escaped the fire without injury.

The fire took about an hour to put out. The cause remains under investigation.


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