An East Orange (NJ) fire captain broke his hip and leg during firefighting operations at a house fire Wednesday. Another firefighters suffered unspecified, nonlife-threatening injuries at the incident.
John Anderson, a 24-year veteran, fell three floors when an upper-floor landing collapsed, The Star-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/Nk1yjw).
He was transported to an area hospital with multiple fractures and is expected to make a full recovery.
Firefighters brought the fire at the 2 1/2-story, wood frame house under control in a little more than a half-hour. The fire’s cause is under investigation.