5 TROY NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS BURNED DURING LIVE FIRE EXERCISE AT TRAINING CENTER

COLONIE — Five Troy firefighters needed hospital care after an accident during an exercise Thursday morning at the Colonie Fire Training Tower.

Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association President Eric Wisher said all five were released from the hospital later in the day after suffering burns during a live training class run by the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control. The firefighters were undergoing training to be instructors.

Two firefighters received second-degree burns and will require continuing care to heal their wounds, Fire Chief Eric McMahon said.