A Fire Captain in Bucks County was injured on Sunday while operating at a fire that is now being investigated as a possible arson. The Bristol Township Fire Marshal believes the fire was intentionally set next to the Bucks County Carpet Outlet in Croydon, Pennsylvania. The fire set at that location traveled up the building wall and into the attic, where there were significant flames. Video captured by a neighbor of the scene showed heavy smoke billowing into the night sky.
The Fire Marshal says Firefighters responded to the scene at Cedar Avenue just before 0230 Hours. As Firefighters tried to extinguish the fire in the attic, the floor collapsed, and a Croydon Fire Company Captain fell 12 feet to the ground, landing on concrete. The Captain was treated by Bensalem EMS and rushed to the hospital, where he was treated and released with minor injuries.
“He’s very fortunate,” said Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito. “A significant fall of 12 feet, it may even have been higher than that, but that’s a pretty significant fall. Plus, he had debris above him that also came down on top of him.”