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Firefighter falls off ladder while responding to house fire

Firefighter falls off ladder while responding to house fire
Burbank firefighters responded to an attic fire in a home in the 4300 block of Chandler Boulevard on Saturday. A firefighter suffered minor injuries after falling from a ladder during the incident. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

A Burbank firefighter suffered minor injuries early Saturday night after falling off a ladder while responding to a house fire that caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

The Burbank Fire Department received word of a structure fire in the 4300 block of Chandler Boulevard at about 5:25 p.m. When a fire crew arrived, they reported seeing heavy smoke billowing from the attic of the home.

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Battalion Chief John Owings, a department spokesman, said firefighters were able to extinguish the flames by 5:51 p.m.

Although the home’s residents were unharmed, Owings said the injured firefighter had to be transported to a local hospital. He was released later that night.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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