Philadelphia firefighter injured after falling from roof

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Philadelphia firefighter injured after fall from roof. Katherine Scott reports during Action News Mornings on November 13, 2018.

WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia firefighter was injured after falling off the roof of a home while battling a fire.

It happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday at a two-story rowhome on the 5600 block of Spruce Street in West Philadelphia.

Crews arrived to heavy smoke in the home.

Just around 3:15 a.m., a firefighter fell 20 feet and suffered a head injury. The firefighter was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and is listed as stable.

Officials have not said if there was anyone in the home at the time of the fire.

A cause is under investigation.


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