4 NY firefighters hurt in mayday blaze
The Buffalo Fire Department firefighters suffered burns and two suffered from smoke inhalation while battling a blaze in a two-story house
By FireRescue1 Staff
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Four firefighters were hospitalized after suffering burns and smoke inhalation while battling a house blaze.
WKBW reported that two Buffalo Fire Department firefighters have been released and two others remain hospitalized. The crew was fighting a blaze at a two-story house when a mayday was called over the dispatch radio about a firefighter reported “down,” according to the Buffalo News.
Buffalo Police spokesperson Michael DeGeorge said two of the firefighters suffered smoke inhalation, and one firefighter sustained burns to his arms and hands.
Buffalo Fire Department Chief Paul Graham said the burns sustained by the firefighters were mainly steam burns, and he added that there was intense heat.
"They did a great job," Graham said.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. No other injuries were reported.
4 #Buffalo firefighters were injured responding to 2 alarm fire at 82 Butler Ave. All 4 suffered burns with 1 suffering burns to his hands & arms. Two of the firefighters suffered smoke inhalation. The cause remains under investigation. Watch @SPECNewsBuffalo All Morning for more pic.twitter.com/lHRPcY7ne5— Casey Bortnick (@CaseyJBortnick) January 11, 2019