Two Firefighters Hurt in Morning House Fire
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Two firefighters were hurt and one of them had to be rescued Saturday morning fighting a fire at a Greece home.
Emergency crews were called to the fire in a house on Whisper Creek Court around 7:20 in the morning. When they got there, the fire was already going through the roof of an addition on the home, which is still under construction.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a neck injury from falling debris. The roof collapsed on another firefighter when he was fighting the fire from the inside. He had to be rescued, but luckily only suffered minor injuries.
Patrick Meyers, Chief of North Greece Fire District, said, "The firefighter that was trapped initially needed assistance getting out due to the debris from the roof and the ceiling material on him. With quick action with our agency and other agencies called into the scene they were able to get him out unharmed."
Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to the main home; only the addition was damaged.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but investigators say it started inside the addition.