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OH Firefighters Hurt When Burning Garage Apartment Collapses

Four firefighters were injured when a garage apartment collapsed during a fire in Rome Township, Ohio. According to a WSAZ report (http://bit.ly/wUXT6M), the fire started early in the morning in a garage apartment. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. Flames reportedly melted the building's steel frame, causing it to collapse. One firefighter injured his leg, another his ankle. Two other firefighters were treated for minor injuries at the scene. The firefighters were apparently caught in debris when the front of the building collapsed. Structural collapse is an ever-present concern on the fireground. For training articles on collapse, consider Structural Collapse Under Fire...

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