Pottstown firefighter injured in fall down elevator shaft

August 17, 2013 6:30:26 PM PDT
A Pottstown firefighter was injured after falling down an elevator shaft during a call.

It happened just before 4:00 Saturday afternoon on the 300 block of East High Street.

Officials say firefighters were responding to a call of smoke coming from a building.

While checking out the conditions, a fireman fell about 10 feet down an elevator shaft. He was taken to West Reading Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The smoke was quickly contained. Officials say the cause was an overheated motor.