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Firefighter injured in fall from burning home

TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 8:24 P.M.

A firefighter was injured after falling from the second story of a burning home in north Spokane this evening.

The fire caused significant damage to a home at 5124 N. Lincoln Street after it was reported at approximately 7 p.m.

Assistant fire chief Brian Schaeffer said the unidentified firefighter from Station 2 was reaching to stabilize his balance along the home and fell backward about 8 to 10 feet to the concrete. He was briefly knocked unconscious and was transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center with potentially serious injuries.

Schaeffer said he’s now listed in stable condition, but he isn’t expected to return to work for some time.

No residents of the home were injured during the fire. They were able to evacuate in time and are now being assisted by Red Cross. Firefighters also rescued a dog from the basement.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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