Gunman Opens Fire on Firefighters Battling a Blaze in New York

Adam Clark Estes
Gunman Opens Fire on Firefighters Battling a Blaze in New York

It looks like America won't be taking a break from mass shootings this holiday season. At around 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve, a gunman shot at least three firefighters trying to put out a house fire in Webster, New York. Details are still sketchy, but initial reports from the scene say that the fire department arrived at the scene of a house fire, where an unknown gunman opened fire on them. The Webster Fire Marshal confirmed that three firefighters were hit, one in the buttocks, and airlifted to the hospital. 

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Sadly, the firefighters were unable to do their jobs with someone shooting at them, so the fire that started with one home has now spread to three. The fire marshall says that the blaze could spread further, and the area has been evacuated. The gunman remains at large. 

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This story is developing, and we'll update you with more information as it comes in.