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Phoenix firefighter brought to hospital after being injured while clearing out trash chute

May 1, 2024, 3:00 PM | Updated: 5:44 pm

Firefighter was brought to hospital, Phoenix Fire Department says...

Dislodged debris struck the firefighter, sending him to the hospital, authorities said. (Phoenix Fire Department file photo)

(Phoenix Fire Department file photo)

PHOENIX — A Phoenix firefighter was brought to a hospital after being injured on Wednesday, authorities said.

The incident that left the firefighter injured took place near near First Avenue and Van Buren Street, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

“The firefighter was clearing out a trash (chute) on a fire ground incident when debris became dislodged and struck him from above,” Capt. Todd Keller said in a press release.

“The firefighter was subsequently knocked to the ground.”

No fire or smoke was involved in the incident, he added.

No further details were provided.

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Phoenix firefighter brought to hospital after being injured while clearing out trash chute