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Four Firefighters Shot, 2 Killed, Responding to Webster, NY, Blaze

Submitted Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:33am by DJ Bo

Two firefighters were shot and killed and two others taken to a nearby hospital after a gunman opened fire on them as they responded to a house fire in Webster, N.Y., this morning, according to authorities and local media.

Officials at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., told ABCNews.com that two men were taken there this morning and were in "guarded condition" after suffering gunshots.

"The responding firefighters when they pulled up on the scene were, started receiving, were fired upon by one or more shooters," Webster Police Chief Gerald L. Pickering told reporters this morning.

There is "no active shooter, or shooters" at this time, Pickering said.

The fire spread to three homes on Lake Road, according to officials.

The fire department is back to fighting the blaze, after waiting for police to safely evacuate nearby residents and secure the scene.

More at:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/firefighters-shot-responding-webster-ny-house-fire/story?id=18055594#.UNiD2qylgg8