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Injured firefighter released from hospital

March 23, 2012 2:12:45 PM PDT
A New York City firefighter badly burned in a fire finally headed home on Friday.

Robert Wiedmann was critically injured battling a fire at a Crown Heights apartment building and has spent the past three months in the burn center of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Wiedmann suffered burns to 54 percent of his body and has undergone 10 operations, all of which required skin grafts.

Wiedmann was rescued in the fire by his colleagues, desperate to save his life, after a mayday call sent them scrambling.

There had been reports that someone was trapped, and Wiedmann and firefighter James Gersbeck were both badly burned during the search.

What they did not know is that the tenants were not home at the time of the fire.

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