Buffalo firefighter taken to hospital after fighting blaze on Jefferson and Carlton

Posted at 9:03 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 09:03:42-04

A Buffalo firefighter was taken to a local hospital by ambulance early Monday morning, after fighting a fire inside a vacant building at Jefferson Avenue and Carlton Street.

The intersection was shut down around 4:30 a.m. as firefighters worked on the blaze. It's close to the Jefferson Avenue exit off the Kensington Expressway. 

Division Chief Peter Kertzie tells 7 Eyewitness News firefighters found two separate fire sources inside the building, on the second floor and attic. This opens up the possibility that the fire was started intentionally.

Kertzie says the firefighter who was taken to the hospital had overexerted himself while working on the fire in the attic. He was taken out of the building on a stretcher after reporting that he felt dizzy. He was loaded into an AMR ambulance and taken to a local hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No one else was injured.

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