Pennsylvania Firefighter Catches Fire While Battling Blaze

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A firefighter caught fire while battling a blaze in Linden, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, April 18.

A video from the scene shows a firefighter catching fire and one of his colleagues telling him he’s on fire. It appears the firefighters were working to open the back of a building during the firefight. John Wren, who took the video, said on Instagram the fire on the firefighter was quickly extinguished.

Lower Chichester Volunteer Fire Company reported they encountered heavy smoke and fire. Wren said on Instagram the building was empty, and commenters on the fire department’s Facebook page said it was once a daycare facility. Credit: Instagram/John Wren via Storyful

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