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Fire Update

Posted November 19, 2008 09:07 AM

Newton Fire Chief Joseph LaCroix said that the firefighter who fell through the floor while battling the two-alarm blaze on Nobscot Road last night, John Schroeder, should be released from the hospital sometime today.

"They kept him overnight because he had high CO levels and a burn on his hand," LaCroix said. "He fell right down there where the fire was, but he should be OK and they'll be letting him go home soon."

As for the cause of the fire, LaCroix said all indications point to an electrical origin, most likely a short of a service panel.

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