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Firefighter Breaches Apartment Wall to Escape Flames in Staten Island Fire

(Staten Island Advance, YouTube)

Firefighter cut off from doorway in apartment fire

FirefighterNation Staff

STATEN ISLAND, New York – The FDNY says a firefighter was burned when he became trapped by fire inside an apartment in the Park Hill Apartments, as reported by the Staten Island Advance.

The burned firefighter was inside searching for victims and the location of the fire when “the room lit up on him,” according to a FDNY spokesperson.

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The fire prevented the firefighter from exiting through a door, so he was forced to breach a wall to escape to safety, the spokesperson said.

Both the firefighter and an injured civilian were taken to local hospitals and are expected to recover from their injuries.

The fire began while workers were trying to fix an electrical issue in the apartment.

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