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Parma firefighter hurt while battling morning blaze in Brooklyn Heights

We're told the firefighter's injury is not serious.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published on Feb. 9, 2021, regarding how firefighters adapt battling flames while dealing with cold temperatures.

A Parma firefighter suffered a leg injury early Tuesday morning while assisting other firefighters in battling a blaze at a recycling plant in Brooklyn Heights. We’re told the injury is not serious.

Authorities tell 3News it took approximately 90 minutes to extinguish the flames in the 50 block of East Schaaf Road because getting water down to the fire’s location was difficult. Firefighters say the first call came in around 5:30 a.m.

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Fire officials are reporting extensive damage, but say the structure was unoccupied at the time the fire began. No additional details were immediately available, but we will update this story once more information is released.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published on Feb. 12, 2021, regarding the Mason Auto Body & Mechanical building fire in Rocky River.

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