Frantic Effort to Save Fresno Firefighter Who Fell Into Raging Inferno When Roof Collapsed

Capt. Pete Dern, a 25-year veteran, was hospitalized in critical condition after falling through the roof while the building was ablaze.
1:29 | 03/31/15

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One firefighter and an image seen by so many across this country tonight. He was surrounded by smoke in Fresno California this weekend breaking through the roof moments later. You can see as a witness recourse the scene he falls through the roof of that burning home flames N shooting into the air a split seconds later. Tonight here to frantic rescue effort that followed and now his condition ABC's Deedee Roy is in Fresno. A terrifying accident while fighting a fire in Fresno that's fire captain Pete dirt on the roof of its garage. Then took to make ventilation holes. When just 23 seconds later the roof collapses and clean it. Firefighters went over the roof that's one thing right in. Nearly put in department data was screaming. Local resident Joseph Reyes a former marine helping run the host to firefighters as they frantically. The firefighter for us to remove his clothes and the water. An image of his uniform off. He was there from the tow filled firefighters overcome with emotion. Captain Doerr and it's a 25 year veteran of the department tonight he's in critical condition he is highly trained every one of us and so when his career. The fire chief tells us captain during even train her when she was just a rookie. That he's been a hero and brother to so many in the department David everyone pulling for that camp and tonight.

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