Firefighter hurt battling commercial blaze in Mount Carmel Township
STRONG - A firefighter was put on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance after he reportedly fell through a floor while fighting a fire early Tuesday morning at George Tomol Auto Sales near the Turkey Hill at Routes 61 and 54.
Smoke could be seen billowing from various parts of the large, cinder block building along Route 61. Firefighters at one point were on the roof of the back part of the structure.
Owner George Tomol was at the scene, at one time spreading salt on the ice that was accumulating from water runoff.
PennDOT closed the highway from Route 54 to Sixth Street in Kulpmont during the firefight. It was reopened by 8:30 a.m.
More details will be reported as they become available.