Firefighter injured this morning while battling a blaze in West Homestead

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A firefighter was hurt this morning when he fell down an elevator shaft at a business in West Homestead.

An Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor said the incident occurred at 1:38 a.m. at 477 W. 7th Avenue, where Three Rivers Supply is located. The company is a wholesale distributor of automotive and marine upholstery, according to the company's website.

The supervisor said the firefighter was taken to UPMC Mercy for treatment of a leg injury. Reports indicate the building was heavily damaged by the fire.

No other details were immediately available.


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