By Laurel J. Sweet
Nov. 27 — A Boston firefighter was burned in a three-alarm house fire in Jamaica Plain early this morning, but is planning to be home for the holiday with plenty to be thankful for.
“The good news is they’re going to discharge him this afternoon,” Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said of the injured lieutenant, an eight-year veteran assigned to Engine 28 in JP, who was being treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
MacDonald said the fortunate jake suffered third-degree burns on a leg and hand when a portion of the first floor in a single-family home on Pond Circle gave way and he fell halfway through during a search for potential victims.
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The house was unoccupied at 1 a.m., when the blaze broke out.
“The fire was such that it burnt a good hole in the first floor,” MacDonald said. “He hit the mayday button on his radio and it sent a signal to dispatch. They found him pretty quickly.”
MacDonald said the fire caused extensive damage to the left side of the house. The cause remains under investigation. He said the loss has been estimated at $650,000.
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