Firefighting

OH Firefighters Hospitalized After Jumping to Escape Flashover

Two Columbus (OH) firefighters were taken to the hospital after a flashover forced them to jump from a second-story window while operating at a house fire Wednesday night.

Officials told a reporter for nbc41.com that a total of four firefighters were injured, including one member who suffered second-degree burns on his hands and arms. Another firefighter had possibly dislocated his shoulder during the fall.

According to another report (CLICK HERE), the firefighters were searching the upper floor for victims when the flashover occurred. Two firefighters bailed out a window while another pair dived down a staircase to escape the flames.

For more on the phenomenon of flashover on the fireground, read