Firefighter burned on the job

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Post-Bulletin staff

A rookie Rochester firefighter was injured Saturday after using the wrong type of fire extinguisher at a fire in southeast Rochester.

Firefighters had responded about 8:20 p.m. Saturday to a cooking fire in the 1600 block of Marion Road Southeast. A deep fat fryer typically used to fry turkeys was on a deck and started a fire that spread, according to Fire Marshall Vance Swisher.

Swisher said the firefighter, in his first year of service, suffered second-degree burns to his hands and face but didn’t require hospitalization. Firefighters carry four types of fire extinguishers, Swisher said.

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