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Lexington firefighter suffers broken bones while fighting fire

Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 5:51 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A firefighter was injured while battling a Lexington house fire early Monday morning.

Crews said the fire started on West Maxwell across from Joe Bologna’s around 4:30 a.m.

Firefighters were able to knock out most of the flames relatively quickly.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital after crews said he fell about six feet down some stairs while looking for hot spots in the attic.

The injured firefighter suffered broken ribs and a broken ankle. He was released from the hospital around 11 a.m. Monday, according to Maj. Jordan Sass with the Lexington Fire Department

Part of West Maxwell Street was blocked off between South Upper and South Limestone for hours.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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