Legal news for New York work-related firefighter death attorneys—Two firefighters were injured at a Rochester, New York house blaze.
Rochester, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – Two firefighters were injured while battling a blaze in Rochester, Wednesday, December 23, 2009, according to WHAM.com.
Responding firefighters traveled with the lights on and sirens blaring to rush to the scene of a house fire on Genesee Park Boulevard Wednesday night. The house was home to five adults and two children along with their pet dog. Firefighters worked tirelessly to extinguish the flames. It was not reported how large the fire was.
Firefighters combated the blaze with large fire hoses shooting hundreds of gallons of water at the flaming home. There were two firefighters who were reported injured at the scene. Medical officials treated one of the unidentified firefighters for burns to his arms and ears. Another injured firefighter was treated for a puncture wound. It was not reported if the men were taken for treatment at local New York hospitals, or if they received treatment at the scene.
They were both expected to return to work after healing from their injuries. The Red Cross was also at the scene to assist the family who lived in the house. It was sadly reported that the family’s dog had died in the fire. Firefighters did not believe the fire was suspicious. Fire investigators continue to probe the scene of the blaze in order to determine the cause of the fire. Investigators believed that it was not an act of arson, a deliberate act.