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Fire personnel, police officer injured after stairwell collapses during emergency response in Yarmouth

The incident happened just before 6 a.m. at 26 Sligo Road in Yarmouth. While removing the patient from a third story apartment, the exterior stairwell collapsed.
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YARMOUTH, Maine — Four Yarmouth Fire Rescue members and one Yarmouth police officer were taken to Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after an exterior stairwell collapsed at an apartment building they responded to for a medical emergency Friday morning.

All of the first responders who were hospitalized have since been treated and released, according to Yarmouth police. 

Yarmouth police did not say what the medical emergency was or the status of the patient. However, the patient was also on the stairwell at the time of the collapse and was also taken to the hospital.

The incident happened just before 6 a.m. at 26 Sligo Road in Yarmouth. While removing the patient from a third story apartment, the exterior stairwell collapsed.

The Maine Bureau of Labor and local code enforcement have been notified, and the incident is under investigation.