Mayday, Firefighters Injured in Maryland House Fire

Five firefighters were injured after a roof collapsed on them during an early morning house fire in Montgomery County, Maryland, according to a news report.

WUSA9 reported (http://on.wusa9.com/1JL3jk2) that were called to 113 Leekes Lot Way for a report of a chimney fire around 1:00 a.m. Once on scene firefighters found heavy flames showing from the second story of the two-story home.

Firefighters called for a second alarm. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer told reporters that members  attacked the fire aggressively, which had spread across a wood-shingled roof.

While crews worked to put out the flames, the roof partially collapsed on five firefighters, and a Mayday call was issued, according to the report. The firefighters were temporarily trapped but managed to self-evacuate, the report said.

All have been treated and released. The home’s lone occupant escaped the fire before crews arrived, the report said.

Read more at http://on.wusa9.com/1JL3jk2.

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