Firefighter injured while rescuing person from Danville house fire

Published: Nov. 22, 2020 at 8:26 PM EST
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) -A firefighter was taken to a hospital Sunday after sustaining an injury while helping a person escape a house fire in Danville.

According to the Danville Fire Department, crews responded to Sycamore Street and found smoke leaving the home from a kitchen fire. Due to physical impairments, multiple people were unable to leave the building.

The firefighter rescued the victim from a bedroom window. Another person was rescued through the front door.

Both the firefighter and individual were treated and released from SOVAH Health.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and 15 firefighters spent a total of just over an hour at the home.

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