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2 New Orleans firefighters injured in house fire

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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:35 AM by Hunter Robinson
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: firefighters, injured, fire, debris, new orleans, collapse

NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say two New Orleans firefighters are recovering from injuries after a house on fire collapsed and trapped them under debris.

Firefighters say the house was "heavily involved" when the first unit arrived at the unoccupied, single-story structure early Tuesday morning.

Officials say firefighters were inside the home attacking the fire when the home collapsed.

The fire department says the home was then evacuated to do a roll call and a rescue team was sent in.

The two firefighters were rescued, taken to a hospital for minor injuries and later released. No other injuries were reported.

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