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N.Y. Firefighter Shooting: Four firefighters reportedly shot, two dead while battling blaze in upstate N.Y.

Four firefighters were shot while battling a blaze in Webster, NY WROC

Four firefighters were shot while battling a blaze in Webster, NY
WROC

(CBS/AP) WEBSTER, N.Y. - Two firefighters are dead and two more injured after being shot while battling a blaze in upstate New York on Monday morning, reports CBS affiliate WROC.

Police Chief Gerald Pickering says "one or more shooters" fired at the firefighters when they arrived at the scene of the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore just east of Rochester at around 6 a.m.

Police have surrounded the neighborhood and are searching for the shooter.

Officials say the firefighters were at the scene of a fire that started in one home has spread to two others and a car.

WROC reports that fire officials are currently letting the houses burn because the scene is not secure, and the station's photographer says that one house has collapsed from the fire.

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