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Firefighter falls from ladder while battling Florida fire

Fire reported Friday at automotive shop

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A firefighter was injured Friday while battling flames at an automotive shop in Pompano Beach, authorities said.

The fire was reported at Lowther Automotive Inc. at 319 SW 14th Ave.

Sky 10 was above the scene shortly before noon and saw significant damage to the roof. The fire had already been extinguished.

Video taken by authorities at the scene shows a firefighter falling from the top of a ladder while hosing down the roof of the building.

The firefighter is expected to be OK, but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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