While fighting three fires in a busy 24 hours, Brockton firefighters confronted a bizarre situation early Sunday.
As firefighters battled a blaze on North Montello Street after midnight, they found a bleeding 27-year-old man lying on a floor. Officials said he had more than a dozen stab wounds.
When they tried to help him, he became aggressive, injuring two firefighters, the fire department said.
At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the police and fire departments received a call reporting at a mattress fire at 749 North Montello St.