Injured firefighters recovering after condo blaze

 Friday, May 18, 2012

The two firefighters who suffered injuries in the large two-alarm blaze at a condo building in Southwest Portland Wednesday were recovering from burns and a broken hand, fire officials said. A third firefighter fell through the roof as it collapsed under him. Kurtis Sommer landed on a rafter about four feet down and amazingly, was not injured. "Luckily the fire was in the phase that it was in, because if he would have fallen through, and now it is an opening and the heat is going to exhaust, he’s gonna be in a serious, serious situation," explained Todd Keathley, the Safety Chief for Portland Fire & Rescue.
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