Firefighter who survived Worcester fire in hospital
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Brian Carroll, longtime firefighting partner of the fallen Jon Davies, was in the hospital Thursday night, recovering from injuries received from a deadly Worcester house fire.
The extent of Brian Carroll’s injuries were unknown on Thursday night. It is only known that he is stable and, according to Worcester fire officials, he will survive and recover from his injuries.
Thursday morning, Carroll and his long time partner were called to the fire together and they fought it together bravely. They were inside looking for survivors when the building collapsed on top of them.
They were both trapped. It took more than an hour to locate Carroll who would later learn he was the only survivor.
Both Carroll and Davies were takes to UMass Medical Center where Carroll was greeted by a steady flow of visitors.
Carroll is a 14-year veteran of the department is an experienced fire fighter. He was talking to family and friends on Thursday night who've visited him.
"I spoke with him earlier. He's seems in good spirits. He’s a 14-year veteran from Rescue 1 also. He was trapped for nearly an hour. That was his partner, the two of them together," said Chief Gerard Dio of the Worcester Fire Department.
There was no word Thursday night as to when Carroll will be released.
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