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Posted May 13, 2014 EST

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Two Firefighters Injured In Dormont Four Alarm Fire
United States (Pennsylvania) - Two Mt. Lebanon firefighters were injured while fighting a four-alarm fire that started Thursday morning in a house in Dormont off Potomac Avenue, officials said. Dormont Mayor Phil Ross said the first calls for the fire in the 2800 block of Crosby Avenue came in about 10:20 a.m.. The response escalated to four alarms by 11:30 a.m.

Ross said the two firefighters fell through a hole in the first floor of the house, which was being remodeled.

"While they were inside fighting the fire, they apparently stepped through the hole and fell through the floor," he said.

He said one firefighter had an injury to the ribs. He described the other injury as minor but didn't have details. The firefighters were taken to UPMC Mercy in Uptown for treatment. Ross said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

"Luckily no one was inside, no pets," Ross said. "Unfortunately, two firemen were injured and hopefully they'll be OK."

Ross said the roof of the house collapsed. He said 13 fire companies responded to the scene.

Written by Matthew Santoni


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