Four NC Firefighters Injured in Auto Repair Shop Fire

Update 7 p.m. EST: Fire Chief Greg Grayson said that none of the injuries are life-threatening. The Greensboro News-Record (http://bit.ly/1if1pv5) details:

* Capt. Thomas Sterling Suddarth, a 15 year veteran of the department, was the most seriously injured of the four and is being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
* Senior firefighter Matthew Clapp is being treated at Moses Cone Hospital for leg injuries. He has been with the department for five years.
* Capt. Shane Boswell, a 21 year veteran of the department, was treated for minor injuries and released from Cone hospital.
* Senior firefighter Bryan Bachemin, who has been with the department for four years, was also treated for minor injuries and released from Cone hospital.

Original Story: Four Greensboro (NC) firefighters were injured while battling a fire at an auto repair shop.

The fire broke out at Import Knight Body Repair at 811 S. Elm St. at 12:47 p.m., according to the News & Record. Several fire trucks and EMS units quickly responded.

Greensboro Fire Deputy Chief Clarence Hunter said the roof of the building collapsed, and four firefighters were hospitalized. The extent of their injuries was not disclosed.

Stay tuned for more details.

Read more at http://bit.ly/1bb32EX.

For more on fireground structural collapse, consider Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse , Building Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse , Structural Collapse Under Fire Conditions, and Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse , Part II.

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