Montgomery County

Firefighter Falls While Battling Pottstown Blaze

Crews rushed a firefighter to a hospital after he fell from a ladder while battling a Montgomery County blaze.

The fire broke out in a commercial building occupied by Comcast on the 100 block of Shoemaker Road, Pottstown shortly before 4:30 a.m., officials said.

A firefighter was investigating on the roof when he tumbled about 10 feet from a ladder, authorities said.

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He was taken to Reading Hospital and Medical Center.

No word yet on his condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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