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Huntley firefighter injured in training

HUNTLEY – The Huntley Fire Protection District transported one of its own employees to an area hospital for injuries sustained during a training activity, fire officials said Friday.

At about 11 a.m., the district was called to its own training tower at Coyne Station and Ernesti roads for an injured subject, according to scanner reports.

Huntley Fire Lt. Ken Larson confirmed it was a Huntley firefighter who was injured during a training activity. He would not specify how the patient was injured, but said any injuries were not life-threatening.

The firefighter was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

The training tower facilitates methods firefighters can hone their skills by putting out live fires and other such activities.

Given the intensity of some of the training, Larson said "injuries do occur from time to time."

The incident was accidental and will not require any sort of investigation, he added.

-Allison Goodrich

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