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The firefighter admitted that he was nauseous, had a tingling sensation in his arm, and had chest pain.
With protection from hose lines, several attempts were made by the engine and rescue company crews to reach the second floor.
The officer of Ladder 5 transmitted a Mayday for crews trapped on the 2nd floor.
The homeowner met the engine crew and stated that the fire was in the basement and everyone was out.
A breakdown in crew integrity and other factors are identified by investigators.
As the trainee reached the top of the climb for a second final lap, he knelt and said he needed to catch his breath.
Fire fighters worked for 29 minutes to free the four fire fighters trapped under the debris.
After entering the structure, the floor collapsed, trapping both victims in the basement.
A firefighter was injured and subsequently died and a captain was injured when the floor collapsed.