Mayday declared at Rochester house fire

Local News

A firefighter fell through the floor while responding to a house fire in Rochester on Seward Street on Sunday.

Rochester firefighters received the call of a house fire shortly before 2 a.m.

Upon arrival firefighters saw smoke coming from a 2.5 story house.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the rear portion of the house.

Shortly after that a mayday was declared when a firefighter was briefly trapped after falling through the floor.

A Rapid Intervention Crew was deployed but the firefighter was quickly extricated by another fire crew working in the area. 

AMR transported the firefighter to Highland Hospital for a leg injury. The firefighter was released but remains off duty until seen by the RFD medical contractor. 

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