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Massachusetts Firefighters Hurt in House Fire Rescue

(Cambridge Fire Department photo, Twitter @CambridgeMAFire)

Woman rescued from Cambridge fire

FirefighterNation Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – CBS Boston reports that three firefighters were hurt and a woman was rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest during a fire in Cambridge on Wednesday morning.

Cambridge Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney said firefighters made a “heroic effort” to search for a woman inside.

“We have also had three firefighters transported to area hospitals due to an assortment of injuries,” Chief Mahoney told CBS Boston.

A section of ceiling collapsed onto one firefighter, another had a leg injury and a third had a shoulder injury.

Mahoney said firefighters had a hard time getting to the house because the yard was overgrown and there was a car in the driveway.