Two firefighters fall through floor that collapsed during house fire in Manchester


MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Two Manchester firefighters were injured while crews responded to a house fire on Campfield Road early Wednesday morning.

The fire started just after 1 a.m. on the 100 block of Campfield Road. At least five fire units responded to the 911 call that came in.

Once crews arrived on the scene, they saw smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the home. The warm weather was a challenge for the crews; officials said the crews used a lot of air while fighting the fire and experienced exhaustion.

Battalion Chief Craig Webb told News 8 the floor on the second level of the home collapsed, and two firefighters fell through that floor. Fire officials said a mayday was called, and crews went in to help. The two firefighters made it out safely and received minor injuries.

There weren’t any people in the house at the time of the fire, the Battalion chief said. There was little to no furniture in the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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