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Two firefighters shot to death in Western New York

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Authorities say 2 firefighters have been shot and killed, and another two injured, while responding to a house fire in western New York.

The police chief in Webster, N.Y., says that four firefighters were shot while responding to a blaze in the town near Rochester around 6 a.m.

A fire official with the West Webster Fire District tells the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that one firefighter is listed in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Officials say the fire spread to two other homes and a car. A man answering the phone at the fire station said firefighters are unable to battle the blazes as long as the area hasn’t been secured by police. The man said no other information was being released.

Chief Gerald Pickering says “one or more shooters” fired at the firefighters Monday morning. Officials say they had arrived at the scene of the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore around 6 a.m.

Officials say there is no active shooter at the scene.

Source: FOX News

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2 Comments to “Two firefighters shot to death in Western New York”

    Paris said:
    December 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Why did this happen? This is stupid and insane.

    Paris said:
    December 24, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    I don't blame the firefighter for informing the police that they won't do a THING until the area is protected. We can sit back and watch all the houses burn before we send out more GOOD MEN WHO APARENTLY ARE WASTING THEIR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR PROTECTING THE COMMUNITY FOR FREE. How can they if they are going to be shot at by idiots? EXCUSE ME…I do want an answer now. My husband is a fireman, and I am telling him to quit today!

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