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The Boston Globe:

The Boston Fire Department said it will use an independent investigator to determine what caused a ladder on a Boston firetruck to malfunction and collapse Wednesday night at the scene of a fire in Mattapan, officials said.

The incident happened as crews battled a house fire, and the ladder ended up falling onto the roof of the home. The firefighter on the ladder managed to escape without injury, officials said.

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WHDH-TV:

A spokesperson for the company has issued a statement that reads in part:

“A Pierce team is actively investigating the 2005 reserve apparatus… Early indications suggest this is an unfortunate isolated incident. We’ll keep our customers updated if we learn otherwise, as the safety of firefighters is our number one priority.”

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