2 Firefighters Injured In Stafford Blaze
Resident Rescued Out Window
POSTED: 9:50 am EDT April 1,2010
UPDATED: 10:04 am EDT April 1,2010
STAFFORD, Conn. -- Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries suffered while battling a Stafford blaze Wednesday night.
Fire officials said flames broke out at an 11-unit apartment building on Main Street just after 9:30 p.m.
One of the building's residents was rescued out a window, fire officials said. They said the response time was quick for the department because two firefighters live in the building located next to the burned complex.
Members of the American Red Cross are assisting those displaced by the blaze.
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The Tempe, Arizona FD lost a ff Monday night. He had been elk hunting with a friend for 4-5 days E of Camp Verde when the blizzard started. The pair hunkered down for the night and about 2230, a 70 foot section of a ponderosa pine tree broke off about 20 feet above the ground landing on Skylar Stark's head and chest. His tent mate was uninjured and said Skylar never made a sound so it is assumed that he was killed instantly. The tent mate shot a hole on the tent that was now on fire as a result of a portable heater that was in the tent and ripped his way out of the tent. He cut himself back into the tent finding no signs of life and removed Skylar's cell phone and called 911. There was confusion regarding where the camp was located and as a result of the white out conditions, rescuers didn't arrive until 0330 Tuesday morning. Skylar was 964 and his 65 year old friend was hypothermic and suffering from smoke inhalation. Pine fire arrived and cut the body from the tree and confirmed him deceased. Skylar was 27 years old and had been with the TFD for 2 years. He leaves behind a wife, and 3 kids, ages 4 years, 2 years, and 8 months. He was a member of the LDS church. Visitation is scheduled for Friday evening at the mormon church in Queen Creek, services are scheduled for Saturday at the same location. The dept is asking for your thoughts and prayers right now