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Video Captures Wall Collapse That Injured Marion Firefighter

A firefighter is hospitalized following a wall collapse caught on camera Wednesday night in Marion.

UPDATE: A 14-year-old male was arrested in connection with a fire that sent a firefighter to the hospital.

The fire, which is now being called an arson, started at a home on North Vine Street in Marion. Read more on this breaking news update here.


Original report

A firefighter is hospitalized following a wall collapse Wednesday night in Marion.

The fire started at a home on North Vine Street in Marion.

Investigators say a neighbor spotted some people leaving a vacant brick building and called police to report a burglary.

When police arrived, the building was on fire.

While firefighters were battling the flames video shows a wall of bricks fall onto one of the firefighters.

The Marion Fire Department says that firefighter suffered a serious leg injury in the wall collapse and was taken to Marion General Hospital and later Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Jerry Teets witnessed the collapse. "It was terrible," Teets said. "He was pinned down underneath a bunch of blocks and everything else. People were trying to help him out and everything else and trying to get him out of there and stuff like that."

Firefighters don't have a cause of the fire but do consider it suspicious.

Both the vacant building and a neighboring home were a total loss.