Firefighter Falls from Roof Battling Apartment Building Blaze

NY Post – April 20, 2017

by Tina Moore and Daniel Prendergast

A firefighter battling a blaze in Queens was seriously injured Thursday when he fell off the roof of a five-story apartment building, officials and sources said

The fire started on the second floor of a five-story building on Putnam Ave. in Ridgewood around 2:30 p.m.

The injured firefighter was on the roof while attempting to extinguish the flames when he fell off the roof, sources said.

He was rushed to Wyckoff Hospital and is said to be in serious condition, the FDNY said.

Three other civilians suffered minor injuries during the blaze.

It’s not immediately clear what caused the firefighter to fall from the roof, officials said.

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