Firefighting

Two NJ Firefighters Injured in Row Home Fire

Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire in a vacant row house Monday in Trenton, New Jersey.

The fire started in the basement of the structure at around 2:30 a.m., according to a report from the Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/172C6Jq). Flames extended to the first floor and exterior and eventually into the second-story attic.

One firefighter suffered slight first-degree burns to the face while another suffered from heat exhaustion. Both were transported to an area hospital, treated, and released.

An attached row home was damaged by smoke, displacing a family of five.

Read additional details about the fire at http://bit.ly/172C6Jq.

For additional training information on fighting fires in row houses, consider November Simulation: Row House Fire, FIREGROUND SEARCHES, Primary Roof Ventilation Operations for Flat-Roof Structures and Hoseline Operations for Residential Fires.