Saturday, February 9, 2013
firefighters were injured early Saturday after one slipped and injured his back
and the other developed chest pains while fighting a fire at 433 Elmwood Ave.
during "the teeth of the storm," said Acting Chief Michael J. Dillon.
3:30 a.m. fire was confined to a rear portion of an unoccupied three-story,
wood-frame residential/commercial structure, Dillon said. The cause is under
said the blizzard conditions were some of the worst he's seen in 38 years of
firefighting. Trucks got stuck in the snow; establishing a water line took
several tries. Three alarms were called.
commended Deputy Assistant Chief Daniel Crowley, the firefighters and the
department, "which rises to the occasion when the chips are down."
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