2 firefighters hurt while entering Fort Worth house caught on fire
ByFunAsia 09 Sep 2020 09:02 PM 269

Two firefighters were trying to put off the fire from the house in east Fort Worth early Wednesday morning.


One of them got hurt when he entered the home on Milam Street near East Loop 820 and Rosedale Street. He suffered burns to the lower part of his body and was rushed to the hospital.

The other one was in the attic when it collapsed and trapped him.


A least common mayday call went out.

Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl said, “We had a portion of the roof collapse that pinned a firefighter in the attic”. “When his officer realized what has going on, he immediately called that mayday. And that alerts the commanding officer of what’s going on. He’s able to bring in resources to come in and help get that firefighter that is trapped, that is stuck and disoriented out of the structure.”

He added Firefighters go through extensive training to make mayday calls as smooth as possible.

The second firefighter had only minor injuries and was given treatment at the scene.

Investigators are now trying to find out the cause of the house fire.

The house was completely vacant.

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