FIREFIGHTERS INJURED in fall from Richmond District fire scene

By Matt Wynkoop
Bay City News

Two firefighters responding to a one-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Richmond District this morning were injured when they fell from an exterior stairway landing that gave way, a fire spokeswoman said.

Firefighters responded to the three-story home at 430 Balboa St. after smoke was seen coming from the roof at around 7:39 a.m., fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.

Reports that residents were trapped inside the home prompted firefighters to search it. No one was found inside.

As the two firefighters made their way down the home’s fire escape, an exterior landing collapsed and sent them falling, according to Talmadge. Both were transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Their conditions were not available.

The home sustained significant damage to the top floor, Talmadge said.

The fire, which is under investigation, was extinguished by about 8:15 a.m.

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