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Firefighter injured battling fire at Pitt County home

Posted August 29, 2014

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— A firefighter suffered a broken leg early Friday while battling a fire at a home in rural Pitt County, officials said. 

The unidentified firefighter was injured when a wall collapsed on him.

Crews responded to the home, at 5621 Statonsburg Road near Farmville, at about 3 a.m. No one was inside the home when the fire started, and no other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.


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  • Cindy Rose Aug 29, 2014
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    Hope he heals quickly & completely. Thanks to all who run in while others are running out.

  • David McIntee Aug 29, 2014
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    "Wounded" sounds like he was shot, "injured" was be more appropriate.

  • pipcolt Aug 29, 2014

    What did he do have a shootout with the house and got wounded? Or was he doing his job and got injured.