Reported “health issues” sent a Texas firefighter to the hospital for treatment from the scene of a house fire on Monday.
According to a report published by the Tyler Morning Telegram, the local paper, a Holly Lake firefighter who apparently had been battling the flu, fell while working at a structure fire and cut his hand.
While receiving treatment, the firefighter began having other health issues and was transported to a Tyler hospital for treatment.
Early reports indicated the firefighter was critically hurt and had been airlifted to the hospital, but Holly Lake Fire Chief Joe Cirasola downplayed the early reports. He would not identify the firefighter but said he had been ill with the flu for several days and he, like others, had been “running half empty.”
Three fire departments were on the scene of the Monday afternoon fire.