Firefighter Recovering After Fall While Battling Blaze

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Orange County authorities say a firefighter who was injured in a fall while battling a blaze at a Fullerton condo complex is expected to make a full recovery.

Fullerton Fire Department Battalion Chief John Stokes says the male firefighter fell from a second-floor roof onto an adjacent first-floor roof early Sunday.

Stokes says the firefighter had various injuries and required stitches but was stable and expected to fully recover.

City News Service says crews had the fire out in about 30 minutes. The blaze began in a unit’s first-floor kitchen and spread to living quarters upstairs.

The cause is under investigation.


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