Phoenix firefighter rescued after getting trapped by falling beam while battling house fire

  • Source: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
  • Published: 06/01/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A Phoenix firefighter is in the hospital recovering after a beam fell on top of him while he and his crew were battling a house fire Saturday night. According to Phoenix Fire Department officials, crews responded to a house fire near 7th Street and Greenway Road after receiving calls of heavy smoke in the area. Firefighters arrived and saw smoke and flames coming from the attic of a large home. While crews made an aggressive interior attack and conducted search and rescue for anyone possibly inside, a portion of the ceiling gave way, and a beam fell on top of a firefighter inside. The firefighter was quickly rescued by his crew and brought outside of the home and taken to a nearby hospital. Officials said the firefighter was in stable condition and speaking with doctors at the hospital. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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