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Five Fort Worth, Texas firefighters escaped serious injury early Friday during a partial roof collapse.
The department was dispatched at 2:35 am to a one-alarm structure fire with a report of a resident still inside the house, said PIO Tim Hardeman. Truck 14 arrived on scene at 2:39 am, found the structure fully involved and initiated incident command.
At 2:50 am command received a Mayday due to a partial collapse affecting five firefighters. “All were extricated with assistance,” the department reported. Three were uninjured and two sustained minor injuries. They were treated on scene, released to full duty and completed their shift.
The fire was reported under control at 3:33 am. Despite the early report, there was no one inside the structure, Hardeman said.