Firefighters recovering after being trapped in burning home - WNEM TV 5

Firefighters recovering after being trapped in burning home

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GLADWIN COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Three firefighters are recovering at the hospital after part of a house collapsed, trapping them inside.

It happened late last night on Pratt Lake Road in Gladwin County.

WNEM TV5 was told that the firemen were inside when part of the home caved in, trapping them in the basement.

Fire Chief George Alward described what they went through. “They're laying down the water's getting deeper in the basement. And we had one firefighter that had fire right up to his mouth. It got pretty tense.”

Alward said at the time of the fire the temperature was at least -12, further complicating matters.

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