BY SHANNON McLAUGHLIN
OF NORTHERN VALLEY PRESS
This article originally appeared in the Jan. 23, 2017 North edition of Northern Valley Press.
NORWOOD – A firefighter was transported to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after responding to a fire in Norwood on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
According to a statement by Norwood Police Chief Jeffrey Krapels, the fire started in the basement of a Cedar Court townhouse and traveled three floors up to the roof.
A resident of the townhouse arrived home at 10:17 p.m. to find smoke “pouring out of her garage,” according to Krapels.
In addition to the Norwood Fire Department, according to Krapels, six other neighboring fire departments responded to the scene.
Norwood EMS provided “on-scene medical care for the duration of the incident,” they wrote on their Facebook page.
The scene was cleared at approximately 1:45 a.m., according to Norwood EMS.
Due to extensive damage from the fire, the townhouse is currently uninhabitable, Krapels said, but no residents were hurt.
An update on the hospitalized firefighter’s condition was not available at press time.