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Mayday: 3 N.C. firefighters injured in house fire

Charlotte Fire Chief Reginald Johnson said none of the injuries were considered life-threatening

By Bill Carey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three Charlotte firefighters were injured during a house fire on April 18, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

The fire was reported at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Grimes Street, near North Graham Street, WBTV reported.

Upon arrival, firefighters observed fire showing from the house. Three minutes after arrival, a “mayday” call was transmitted, resulting in one firefighter being removed from the house. Fire Chief Reginald Johnson said three firefighters were injured.

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Details on the cause of the mayday were not reported.

The firefighters’ injuries are non-life-threatening, Johnson said. The occupants escaped without injury.

It took firefighters an hour to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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