Pa. FF injured in partial roof collapse at schoolhouse blaze

The firefighter managed to escape after a mayday call at the three-alarm fire

By Laura French

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania firefighter was injured in a partial roof collapse while battling a blaze at a school building. 

A mayday call was put out following the collapse at the three-alarm blaze in Allentown and the firefighter managed to escape the building, according to FOX 29. He was evaluated by EMS providers at the scene and his injuries were not life-threatening. 

The firefighter's leg had reportedly gone through the roof as the fire at the 115-year-old Sacred Heart School, which ignited in a third-floor classroom before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, spread to the attic, according to The Morning Call. A reverend at the Catholic school said the blaze caused windows at the front of the building to explode. 

The school teaches pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade students but was closed for 2019-2020 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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