Ky. FF injured in fall down stairs at house fire
The Lexington firefighter fell about 6 feet and was taken to the hospital to be checked for broken ribs
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Lexington firefighter was taken to the hospital after falling down stairs while battling an early-Monday morning fire.
WKYT reported Monday the fire at a home in the 100 block of West Maxwell Street started around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters were able to contain the fire quickly.
The firefighter was going to the second floor of the brick bungalow when he fell about six feet down the stairs. WKYT, the Lexington Herald-Leader's reporting partner, reported the firefighter was taken to the hospital and was checked for broken ribs and bruising.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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Crews tell me a fire fighter was taken to the hospital after he fell from the attic of this house. Crews were responding to a fire on Maxwell. After they put out the flames on the first floor, fire fighters went upstairs. That’s when the fire fighter fell (1/2) pic.twitter.com/oB9OBXrI4F— Jim Stratman (@JimSNews) October 26, 2020