Rochester, N.Y. — A house fire that injured a firefighter on the city’s northeast side is under investigation.
Crews responded around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to a home on Fifth Street and reported flames from the second story of a wood-frame home.
Crews had to back off from their initial interior attack when several firefighters received electrical shocks from exposed wires and were treated by ambulance crews on scene. One firefighter was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with second-degree burns to his arms. It’s unclear if the burns were from high heat or exposure to electrical energy.
Crews knocked down the flames from outside the home, allowing them to re-enter and put out the rest of the fire.