Firefighter injured rescuing children from blaze in Madaba residence

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AMMAN — A firefighter was injured while saving three children from a house fire in Madaba Governorate early Tuesday, August 29. The firefighter provided his own oxygen mask to one of the trapped children, exacerbating his own breathing difficulties.اضافة اعلان

The spokesperson for the Public Security Directorate (PSD) reported that an early morning emergency call alerted authorities to a residential apartment fire in Madaba. Firefighting and rescue teams were dispatched to the location, just six minutes elapsed from the initial report upon the time of their arrival, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Upon their arrival, it became apparent that three children were still inside the burning apartment, and were successfully evacuated. The young occupants suffered only minor breathing difficulties, and they were immediately transferred to a hospital for further assessment.

The injured firefighter also received prompt medical attention and was reported to be in stable condition.

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