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Fort Worth (TX) Firefighter Hurt in Roof Collapse at House Fire

According to a report from NBC5, a Fort Worth (TX) Fire Department (FWFD) firefighter was hospitalized after being pulled to safety following a roof collapse at a Wednesday morning house fire.

FWFD crews were dispatched at around 5:13 a.m. to a fire at a vacant home in the 2800 block of Milam Street.

During the incident, the roof collapsed onto one firefighter. The firefighter was pulled to safety and not seriously injured.

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Another firefighter suffered a leg burn and was also taken to a nearby hospital. Officials described his injuries as not life-threatening.

Officials are still trying to determine what started the fire.

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