Chicago (IL) firefighters escaped injury after a roof collapse at the scene of a residential fire Friday night spurred a Mayday call on the fireground.
A man and woman were charged with arson in the fire, according to a report from The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/15dgjc0), with the man remaining hospitalized after being injured in the incident.
Firefighters were battling the fire in the attic of the two-story brick structure when the roof collapsed, prompting a Mayday to be issued. All firefighters were accounted for afterward.
According to a police report, the fire was started when a can full of debris was doused in lighter fluid, set ablaze, then moved beside the building.
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For more on roof collapse and related issues, consider Fighting Fires on Rooftops Undergoing Rehab, COLLAPSE AND FIRE EXTENSION IN WOOD-FRAME CONSTRUCTION, and Truss Roof Fire, Wyckoff, New Jersey.