Wyoming firefighter OK after partially falling through roof at Lincoln Heights fire

CINCINNATI -- A Wyoming firefighter is OK and safe at home after partially falling through a roof Wednesday evening while fighting a structure fire in Lincoln Heights.

Taylor Wood with the Wyoming Fire Department was working to help subdue a two-alarm fire at 1100 Van Buren Street after 10 p.m. when the incident occurred. He was working to install a ventilation hole when he went through the roof.

A Hamilton County dispatcher confirmed the firefighter was extricated from the structure and climbed down a ladder on his own to escape the structure. He did not need to be transported for treatment, according to paramedics at the scene.

The Wyoming Fire Chief tweeted at 2:30 a.m. Thursday: "Our Mayday firefighter is safe at home tonight thanks to training and teamwork. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers."

Wood, who was named Wyoming firefighter of the year in 2011, is recovering from minor injuries at home. It's unclear when he's expected to return to work.

The fire, which originated in the kitchen, was knocked down "quickly" thanks in part to having six fire crews respond to the scene, Wyoming fire officials said.

Workers with the American Red Cross are working to help the woman and her two teenaged sons who were displaced by the fire.

An estimate on property damage has not been determined.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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