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Firefighter almost falls through hole in Tampa house blaze

TAMPA — A firefighter burned his hand and almost fell through the roof Sunday morning while helping fight a fire at a South Tampa house.

According to Tampa Fire Rescue, crews responded about 10 a.m. to a fire at the home at 4209 W Bay View Ave.

As part of attacking the fire, firefighters cut a hole in the roof. But one began to fall in and was up to his arms when his captain grabbed him and stopped him from sliding in any farther.

The firefighter, whose name was not released, was pulled from the hole but suffered a burn to his hand and was transported to Tampa General Hospital.

No one was home at the time and no other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire had not yet been determined.

Firefighter almost falls through hole in Tampa house blaze 07/14/13 [Last modified: Sunday, July 14, 2013 4:14pm]
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