Mayday: Firefighter hurt after partially falling through floor

Officials later determined that the fire was intentionally set; the firefighter is expected to fully recover


By FireRescue1 Staff

ROANOKE, Va. — A firefighter was hospitalized after he partially fell through a floor while battling house fire Thursday.

When Roanoke Fire and EMS crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames at a two-story house, according to Roanoke.com. After the firefighter fell, colleagues helped him escape the house. The firefighter was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The house, which was vacant, sustained extensive damage.

Officials later determined that the fire was intentionally set. The fire is under investigation.

 

At approximately 1:17pm firefighters responded to a house fire in the 900 block of Tazewell Ave. When crews arrived they...

Posted by Roanoke FireEMS Department on Thursday, November 16, 2017

 

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