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3 FF’s Hurt, 1 Critical in Philly

Sent to Burn Unit

A PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, FIREFIGHTER is in critical but stable condition Sunday after being injured during a rescue operation.  The fire in a rowhouse was reported just before 6 am and the arriving units found smoke showing and a report of people trapped inside.  CBS News continues:

Upon entering the home, firefighters rescued two people while two others escaped on their own. Three women and one child were taken to Hahnemann hospital for treatment and were in stable condition.

During the rescue, three firefighters were also injured. One firefighter is in critical but stable condition and was transferred to Temple Burn Center. The other two firefighters are in stable condition at Hahnemann.


After the rescue was complete, the B. C. evacuated all personnel and began outside operations.  The fire was marked under control at 7 am.

Fire officials noted that the house DID have working smoke detectors and credited that for helping prevent any life loss.  Investigators have not yet announced the cause of the fire.

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