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Firefighter shot at scene of blaze in western NY

Updated: December 24, 2012 9:56AM



WEBSTER, N.Y. — Authorities say they’re evacuating a lakeside neighborhood in western New York where a firefighter has been shot while responding to a blaze that has engulfed three homes.

Officials in the town of Webster tell local media outlets that someone shot at firefighters around 6 a.m. Monday when they arrived at the scene of the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore just east of Rochester.

A fire official with the West Webster Fire District tells the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that the firefighter is listed in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Officials say a fire started in one home has spread to two others and a car. Police have surrounded the neighborhood and are searching for the shooter.



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