Two firefighters fall through burning roof; equipment saves their lives

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Arizona Personal injury lawyer alerts- A Phoenix, AZ home fire caused two firefighters to fall through roof, and credit their lives to their equipment.

Phoenix, AZ—Two Phoenix firefighters who fell through a roof of a burning home on Monday, January 25, 2010, credit their equipment for saving their lives. The firefighters were battling a home fire near 28th and Grovers, when the two firemen fell through the roof, as reported by

The two brave firefighters were reportedly trying to cut a hole in the roof of the burning home, when suddenly the roof collapsed, causing one of the firefighters to fall through the attic and into the blazing inferno. A captain who was on the roof with the other fireman tried to grab him as he fell through the roof, but instead fell with him. The captain plummeted through the flames, and landed on the floor below. The first fallen firefighter was rescued by fellow firemen, and the captain managed to walk out of the burning structure. The fire reportedly ignited when an 18-year-old got into a fight with his parents and pulled a knife on them. The parents fled from the premises, and the teen set the house on fire. The teen, Angel Javier Gonzalez, was later arrested. The firefighters are reportedly doing fine, but it is unknown if they were injured when they fell. They credit their lives to the life saving equipment that they were wearing at the time.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Arizona personal injury lawyers.