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Four firefighters fell from the second story to the first story of an Albuquerque (NM) apartment building while conducting firefighting operations on Friday. Two firefighters were treated at an area hospital; one was released, the other was still under observation late Friday night, according to a news report.


More than 75 firefighters responded to the call at the 47-unit Royal Crown apartment complex around 3 p.m. on Friday. All residents were able to evacuate safely.

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Comment by Bobby Halton on February 6, 2011 at 3:20pm

Mike the only other article I saw was this one also from the KOB folks http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/display/4212764224/ar...

Sounds like you should write it up, did Stone get photos?

Comment by Michael Bricault (ret) on February 6, 2011 at 3:15pm

-I was on the 3rd arriving company and am impressed how much the media misses, gets wrong or just doesn't care about.

-1 firefighter fell from a second floor balcony, 1 fireman fell thru a 3rd floor apartment while making a search above the fire and another member fell thru a second floor apartment while attempting to rescue the fireman that fell from the 3rd floor. 

-Another fireman was burned while attempting to rescue the member that fell thru the 3rd floor apartment floor.

-The 2 members hospitalized were released the next day with muscular/skeletal/tendon injuries.

-2 residents were rescued over FD ladders.

-The fire was declared under control after 10 hours with companies remaining on scene for more than 8 additional hours.

Comment by Michael Bricault (ret) on February 6, 2011 at 3:03pm
-It was a long day. 43 families made homeless, 47 apartments lost, 4 simultaneous Maydays in four separate locations of the building, 2 residents rescued over ladders and 1 firefighter burned.

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