Three Firefighters Injured at West Chester (OH) Fire

Three firefighters and a female resident were injured and a dog died in an early morning West Chester house fire, reports

One firefighters suffered a serious but non-life threatening injury when he tripped in the dark on side lawn while hauling a 300-pound hose, West Chester Township Fire Capt. Kelly Mayer said.

He was taken to West Chester Hospital, treated and released.

Two others suffered heat exhaustion and were treated on scene.

Concerned neighbors gathered in the street and were relieved to learn everyone would recover.

“I am upset a firefighter got hurt. I hope he is OK. They put their lives in harm’s way everyday,” said Bob Witmer, 69, as he stood across the street, watching fire crews clean up the scene.

A female renter of the home who has asthma was given oxygen in an ambulance and then taken to the hospital as a precaution, her relatives said.

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