2 firefighters hurt on the job in Youngstown, both recovering

  • Source: WKBN-TV (Youngstown)
  • Published: 03/10/2018 09:09 PM

Two Youngstown firefighters are recovering after being injured in two different house fires only a day apart. One of those fires started around 7 p.m. Saturday on Manhatten Avenue. Lt. Robert Class was hurt fighting the fire. “He fell through a floor, the first floor, caught himself before he went through, but he injured his shoulder doing it,” said Battalion Chief John O’Neill. The fire was quickly brought under control and Class was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for a dislocated shoulder. He is now back at home recovering. Neighbors of the house say it is vacant. A cause is still under investigation. Class wasn’t the only firefighter who was injured on the job though. On Friday, Lt. William Palmer fell through two floors of a house on Kensington Avenue. The fall knocked off his breathing mask, causing his lungs to get seared by superheated gas and smoke.


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