Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump


    BRUSSELS — NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, the military alliance — which Trump once declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to unveil a new headquarters worth more than 1 billion euros.

  2. Taiwan becomes first in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage


    TAIPEI, Taiwan — In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democracies.

  3. 'Top Gun' sequel? Tom Cruise says it starts filming soon


    Tom Cruise is once again feeling the need for speed.

    Tom Cruise starred in "Top Gun" in 1986, and said he'll begin work on a sequel within the next year.
  4. Trump presents Pope Francis with sculpture made by Florida artist


    An artist from Stuart, Florida, made a bronze sculpture that President Trump presented today to Pope Francis.