Firefighter unhurt as ladder collapses on 3-story building

BOSTON (AP) — A firefighter standing on a telescoping ladder when it collapsed onto a three-story building in Boston has escaped unhurt.

Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn says the firefighter was suspended about 2 feet above the building Wednesday night when the ladder buckled. The firefighter was able to safely climb out of the ladder’s bucket onto the roof.

Finn says it’s too early to know the cause of what he described as a “catastrophic failure” of the ladder truck.

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