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KS Firefighter Uninjured After Fall Through Roof

A firefighter managed to avoid injury after he fell through a roof during a dwelling fire Tuesday night in Auburn, Kansas.

The Capital Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ZpLopw) that the firefighter fell through the structure’s weakened roof while attempting to performing ventilation.

Members on scene were worried after the firefighter disappeared from view inside the one-story structure, but he soon emerged from the house’s front door, unscathed.

Auburn Fire Chief Scott Hunt said the firefighter was fortunate. “Luckily it was on the short (section of roof), so he didn’t have far to go,” Hunt said.

The home appeared to have sustained major fire damage to about 30 percent of its structure. Smoke damage was apparent throughout the house.

Read additional details about this incident at http://bit.ly/ZpLopw.

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