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Phoenix firefighter hospitalized after being electrocuted by downed powerline

Firefighters say he was knocked down, but he was able to walk to an ambulance on his own.
Credit: Phoenix Fire Department

PHOENIX — A firefighter was injured Monday night after being electrocuted by a downed powerline in Phoenix.

Crews were trying to put down a fire near 16th and Elwood streets around 8:50 p.m. when a strong wind blew the powerline in a puddle the firefighter was standing in, jolting him.

Firefighters say he was knocked down, but he was able to walk to an ambulance on his own.

He was rushed to hospital where he is listed as stable.