5 Firefighters Hurt While Battling Separate Fires

5 Firefighters Hurt While Battling Separate Fires

16 November 2013

published by www.nbcphiladelphia.com

USA — Five Newark firefighters were treated at hospitals after they were injured while battling separate fires in the city.

Capt. John Brown, a fire department spokesman, told The Star-Ledger that one firefighter was hurt around 10 a.m. Saturday when a branch fall on his head while he helped fight a brush fire at Ivy Hill Park. But further details on the firefighter’s condition were not immediately available.

That incident occurred several hours after four other firefighters were hurt while battling a two-alarm fire in an abandoned 2.5-story home.

One firefighter suffered a cut near his right eye, while another had an ankle injury and a third suffered a back injury during the blaze that broke out shortly before 10 p.m. Friday.

Details on the fourth firefighter’s injuries were not disclosed.

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