Toronto Firefighters Fall Off Roof

Deputy Chief said the two fell due to limited visibility

TORONTO (CityNews) – Two firefighters were seriously injured while battling a four-alarm blaze downtown early Saturday morning.

District Fire Chief Stephen Powell tells 680 NEWS the firefighters were injured after falling from the top of the building. They were stabilized on scene by paramedics and taken to St. Michael’s Hospital nearby.

It’s reported they were walking on the roof and took a step on what they believed to be a stable part of it when it gave way and they both fell. A captain suffered critical injuries and is currently in intensive care while the other firefighter suffered a broken leg. MORE

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