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Irondale firefighter in critical condition after going into cardiac arrest while battling fire

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IRONDALE, Ala. -- An Irondale firefighter is in critical condition Saturday night after going into cardiac arrest while battling a structure fire, ABC 33/40 has learned.

According to a released statement, the firefighter is currently undergoing "hypothermic therapy" at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham. The firefighter, whose name is currently being withheld, was performing an overhaul of a house fire when he went into cardiac arrest. He was treated at the scene then transported to the hospital.

The Irondale Police Department posted the following message on its Facebook page:

"We are asking for prayers for one of our Irondale firefighters who was injured on duty this morning while fighting a house fire. He is in critical condition at Trinity Medical Center. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.
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ABC 33/40 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.


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