Video: Detroit Firefighter Hurt at Commercial Blaze

There are reports that other firefighters may have been injured as well.


A firefighter has been injured while fighting a commercial fire in Detroit.

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Part of the Palmer Products building has collapsed, according to WXYZ.

The firefighter has suffered significant injuries, when he fell about 10 feet from the base of the truck ladder as he tried to jump out of the way of a falling brick wall, according to reports.

He has been taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital with neck and back injuries.

The fire at the building that contained paint and other hazardous materials has been burning since Feb. 5, and the latest incident was reported just after 5 p.m.

One local station reported one firefighter had 'significant' injuries.

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Details of the blaze which is sending thick, black smoke over the city are still emerging. 

Firehouse.com will have more as it becomes available.