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Firefighter Injured in Fall at Cincinnati (OH) Fire

Cincinnati Fire Department

A firefighter was hospitalized after a fall on the fireground early Monday in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The fire reportedly occurred in a home under renovation, according to a report from WLWT.

The firefighter fell 10 feet down an open shaft where a stairwell used to be inside the structure, the report said.

The member sustained nonlife-threatening injuries and expected to recover, WLTW reports.

Firefighters operating in areas obscured by smoke and products of combustion face the danger of unexpected conditions inside of structures. In this instance, it’s plausible that the renovations the building was undergoing also contributed to the fall.

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