Lexington firefighter injured in suspicious house fire

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington firefighter Jeremy Bruner was injured by falling debris at a house fire on East Second Street on Thursday night.

They’ve ruled that fire arson.

When firefighters get the call, they never know what they could be faced with.

“You can train every day for all dif types of scenarios but every scenario is different,” said Jeremy Burner, a Lexington firefighter.

After working as a Lexington firefighter for 11 years, Jeremy Bruner thought he'd seen it all.

But while fighting a fire Thursday night, the unexpected happened.

“The porch came loose from the structure and the roof of the porch fell on me,” Bruner told us Friday night.

“We came from having the joy of Christmas to getting a call that every firefighter's wife knows she could get but doesn’t want to get,” said Alice Bruner, Jeremy’s wife.

Hearing that her husband had been injured on the job was hard enough, especially when she learned that the cause of the fire was anything but accidental.

“It could’ve taken my husband away from me and the father of my children away from me over something that was worthless,” Alice explains.

Thankfully, Bruner is home now and although he's battered and bruised, “I have some cracked ribs,” his sense of humor seems to be doing just fine.

“I’m really sore but other than that I just feel like I’ve been hit by the roof of a porch.”

As for his wife, she's thankful for not having to imagine what life would be like without him in the picture.

Jeremy Bruner is expected to return to work in just a few days.

Firefighters say no arrests have been made for the fire.


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