KY Firefighter Injured in Fall Down Attic Stairs During Blaze

Oct. 26, 2020
While looking for attic hot spots in a house blaze, a Lexington firefighter fell around 6 feet down stairs and was taken to the hospital with a broken ankle and broken ribs.

A Lexington firefighter was taken to the hospital after falling several feet down stairs while battling an early-Monday morning fire.

WKYT reported Monday the fire at a home in the 100 block of West Maxwell Street started around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters were able to contain the fire quickly.

The firefighter was going to the second floor of the brick bungalow when he fell about 6 feet down the stairs.

Lexington Fire Department Maj. Jordan Saas said the firefighter has a broken ankle and broken ribs. He was treated at a hospital and released later Monday morning.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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