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Mass. firefighter injures leg on aerial ladder during 3-alarm fire

A Brockton firefighter’s leg was pinned on an aerial ladder during the fire

By Bill Carey

BROCKTON, Mass. — A Brockton firefighter was injured after having her leg pinned while on an aerial ladder during a three-alarm fire on June 20.

The firefighter sustained the injury after her leg became trapped. She is expected to make a full recovery, WHDH reported.

A social media post captured firefighters working to free the injured firefighter on the ladder.

Firefighters arrived at 880 Main St. just before 1:30 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames. Two people in the basement escaped safely, WCVB reported.

“Our crews made an attempt to get inside. We were able to make a couple of searches. There was a couple occupants that did get out of the building on their own,” Brockton Fire Department Deputy Chief Jeffrey Marchetti said. “Appears that it started in the rear of the building, not exactly sure whether it was inside or outside. It’s still under investigation.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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