Audio and video above from alertpage of a fire this morning in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that left two firefighters injured who were trying to rescue a mother and six-year-old girl trapped in the rowhouse on Madison Street. The firefighters were injured during a flashover. Lt. Andre Kelley is in critical but stable condition and Firefighter Tom Benders has been treated and released.
The two firefighters were injured as they were fighting the fire on the second floor and it “flashed over,” (Lt. Ken) Wright said.
Firefighter (Lt.) Andre Kelley was in critical but stable condition after being flown to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment. He was rescued by his fellow firefighters. Wright said he suffered second-degree burns. The son of a retired city firefighter, Kelley has been with the city fire bureau for more than 10 years, and was honored in 2004 for helping with a rescue in the city.
Firefighter Tom Benders, who was able to get down a flight of stairs and out of the house, was treated for injuries and released.
Firefighters were continuing to search for the woman and child today.
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