Firefighter injured in New Bedford blaze

By: Rachael Perry


Twitter: @RachaelABC6

NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) —  A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze where the building’s roof collapsed.

New Bedford Fire told ABC6 News that crews responded to a home on Church Street, Friday morning.

A fire started in the attic, but with winds around 40-50mph, the fire quickly spread, engulfing the roof.

The roof collapsed as a result, fire officials said.

A piece of the home then fell, dislodging the mask of a firefighter working inside. However, he and his partner were able to get out.

The injured firefighter was transported to St. Luke’s hospital as a result.

Authorities said he is expected to be released Friday night.

Dartmouth, Acushnet and Fairhaven Fire Departments assisted battling the 2-alarm fire.

No further information is available.

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