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Firefighter rescued from burning New Jersey home

August 20, 2018

MOUNT EPHRAIM, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter became trapped inside a southern New Jersey home while battling a blaze and had to be rescued by his colleagues.

The fire in Mount Ephraim broke out around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Authorities say the firefighter was briefly trapped inside the home before he was brought to safety. He didn’t appear to be seriously injured but was being evaluated as a precaution.

The firefighter’s name hasn’t been disclosed. No other injuries were reported in the blaze.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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