Firefighters, Rescued by Teammates, Speaks

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Scott Leamon did a story on Scooter Hetherington last night. I am sorry I missed it cause I am out of town. The story is on the WSLS website and part of it is below. Great story Scott L., many thanks for telling the it.

By Scott Leamon / sleamon@wsls.comJan 21, 2008

Any house fire is tragic.

But Roanoke city firefighter Scott Hetherington believes the house fire at 1101 Ferdinand Avenue on the afternoon of November 30th is part of the reason he’s alive today.

“I remember putting on my mask and that’s really about it,” Hetherington said Monday afternoon from his “house” as firefighters refer to it.

It’s Station 7 on Memorial Boulevard. It’s where Hetherington was based.

Hetherington remembers little else because of what happened after he got to the fire on November 30th.

10 On Your Side obtained the emergency tapes from Roanoke city’s dispatch center to help tell this part of the story.

“Be advised,” a firefighter can be heard on one portion of the tape shouting. “Firefighter is down in the building at this time.” Read the whole story

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