Three Rochester Firefighters Injured in Floor Collapse

Three Rochester firefighters were injured after a floor collapsed during a house fire early Friday morning.

A crew was extinguishing a fire in the basement of the home on McNaughton Street reported around 4:30 a.m. when a firefighter entered the first floor before it caved in, according to YNN-TV.

As the firefighter went through the 4- by 10-foot hole, a piece of furniture followed and fell on top of two firefighters below.

All three were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

"Generally it is the unexpected that catches us off guard. This is a situation where we believed we had a fire in the basement and knocking this fire out they asked for people to check for extension up above and we had some people up above and then next thing we know the floor gives way," Deputy Fire Chief Martin McMillan told the news station. "So this fire had a very big head start and burned some large structural members and then you're walking along and surprise it's a cave in basically and we are just very, very fortunate."

No one was inside the structure when the fire ignited.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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