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Firefighting News: Maryland Firefighter Rescued After Calling Mayday

Prince George's County (MD) firefighters battled a large fire for 30 minutes after they rescued a resident Wednesday afternoon in the Franklin Park apartments, although they were evacuated from the building when the fire spread to the roof and one firefighter declared a mayday, reports Greenbelt Patch. When the firefighters arrived, they had to rescue a resident using a ladder to his apartment where the fire was burning on the front side of the 2-story garden style apartments, Brady said. The man was not injured. A second alarm was sounded, bringing about 50 firefighters and medics to the scene, but Brady said the fire spread to the roof and the rescuers were evacuated. Firefighters ex...

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