Firefighting

Two Firefighters, Resident Injured in NJ Fire

Two firefighters and a resident were injured in a trailer house fire Tuesday in Mantua Township, New Jersey.

The firefighters, identified as Chief Brian Hauss and Lt. Michael Craft, suffered burns and were transported to an area medical facility. Hauss was later transferred to another facility for second-degree burns to his ears and first-degree burns to a leg, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report (http://bit.ly/zWzl5t). Both injuries were reportedly non life-threatening.

The female resident suffered serious burns in the fire. She was in critical condition at a hospital as of Tuesday afternoon.

The firefighters were apparently injured while trying to rescue the resident when the room flashed over. The firefighters escaped through a window while other members cut through the wall to retrieve the civilian victim.

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